My hope for you

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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Prodigals

wounded by
sin's original consequences
deceived by
modern fantasies of
independence and
self-fulfillment
ignoring the
reality of sin by
keeping their
hearts firmly in
their own possession
Prodigals have
withdrawn from My care
even those who call
themselves My children-
followers of My Son-
by fulfilling the minimums
while resisting surrender
pretending to be faithful
while picking and choosing
what to believe while
others... without pretense
won over by the
forces of darkness by
having their feelings
rule their behavior
chained to the
whims of a fallen nature
their pride prevents the
dignity of My purpose-
to share My Nature
bought by Precious Blood-
thoughtlessly ignoring
My Love they
pursue their own desires
ignoring My offer of Mercy
so
here I stand on
Calvary's hilltop
suffering with My Son
waiting with open arms
just as His are spread by
nails of sin
Our Hearts pierced by
rejection's spear
We have sent Our Spirit
far and wide to
call and empower
Our Prodigals to
change their hearts
take our yoke upon them
and by Grace
persevere to
finally sup with Us
thus
We entreat:
turn back from
wandering foreign lands!
come home!
your royal rings
and robes
await!

Reflection/Discussion:
-What does it mean to "come home"?
-What are some of the obstacles Prodicals face to come home?
-How does a Prodigal 'come home'?
-How can you help bring Prodigals 'home'?
-What has to change to bring this about?








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