I suppose there are are two extremes for a funeral homily. Either the homilist can speak only about the life of the person who has died, celebrating the life and...
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.