I call it the magic carpet idea of prayer: the thought that prayer is a way of escaping from our present reality, floating away to a peaceful place before at the end of...
We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.
In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.
Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.
The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.
The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.