Please join us this Wednesday, March 13 for our fifth Community Coffee Conversation on Forgiveness at 835 N Trade Street in Tryon. We will be talking about finding forgiveness in tragedy. This event is open to anyone interested in participating and it is not necessary to have been to any of the previous sessions to attend. The session runs from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and participants can come by during that time as their schedule allows.
We also hope to see you Sunday, March 17 at 10:30 am. Lyndon Harris will shares about the Prodigal Son. In this parable, love and forgiveness abound, even as a disgruntled older son refuses to participate. Some of the details of the story are shocking such as the idea that a Jewish son would be so desperate as to resort to feeding swine in order to survive. But even more shocking is the magnanimous love of a Middle Eastern patriarch for a son who, by any reasonable metric, would be considered disqualified and unworthy. But perhaps the timeless nature on the parable of the Prodigal Son has more to do with our own identification with the prodigal. The experience of loneliness, exile, and hunger are common to many of us at one time or another. Perhaps, like the Prodigal, we’re just trying to find our way home to a table where we are welcome and cherished. What secrets might this parable impart to us modern day prodigals as we seek to find our place in a community where we are cherished? Where our needs are met? Where we are blessed with meaningful work? Where we are able to grow closer to our full potential as blessed human beings? Join us on March 17th, and let’s explore what it means to journey toward “home” together.