Prone to Wander

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Prone to Wander

A sermon preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, February 25, 2018, the second Sunday in Lent. “Dissonance” sermon series.

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


“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, /prone to leave the God I love…”[i]


Today we begin a four-week deep dive into the parable we’ve heard this morning.  There is a lot going on in this story, there is dissonance, there is disharmony, broken relationships, broken dreams, broken hearts.  Each week we’ll pick up and turn over a different piece as we seek to “remaster” this Christian classic.  For those who hold this parable at your spiritual center, having lived with it for many years, I pray these weeks will provide welcome reminders, moments of deepening awareness, and potential epiphanies.  For those for whom th [...]