Pit or Potential?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

homily preached by Rev. Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli at Foundry UMC, March 6, 2016,
the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Text:  Luke 15:1-3,11-32                                                       


The parable that
we’ve just heard is among the most well-known of Jesus’ parables.  It’s been allegorized, philosophized, pulled
apart, put together, painted, and looked at from pretty much every angle.  I, myself—in order to try to open up the
story in a fresh way— have preached from the perspective of the fatted
calf!  [...]