Lost at Home

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lost at Home

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, March 4, 2018, the third Sunday in Lent. “Dissonance” sermon series.

Text: Luke 15:1-2, 11-32


I have a tendency to get lost. My discombobulated sense of direction is legendary among those who know me best. I get turned around if I go in one door of a building and exit another. My college friends laugh at how I’d get lost in our then small, university town of Georgetown, TX. In the days prior to a soothing mechanical voice on my phone guiding me to my destination, the struggle was real.  I’ve been told I’d figure out a way to get lost even at home.


That’s where we find the elder son in the parable today:  lost at home.  Unlike his younger brother, this son is not prone to wander, has st [...]