Sara and Stori take this week’s passage - Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32, the story of the Prodigal Son. Sara gives the context - this parable is grouped with the parable of the lost coin and the lost sheep, and it is only found in Luke. Sara also advises that parables were meant to be played with, not point to one “right” and concrete answer. Stori talks about a couple of things that this parable reminds her of - one of which is the last Star Wars movie (spoiler alert!).
Stori and Sara both talk about only fairly recently finding out the definition of the word prodigal, which is often misunderstood as “wayward.”
They leave us with a couple of questions - What is more important to follow - rules or relationship? What would it look like to love those around us the way the father loves his returning son?
Stori Long is a Pastor and Social Media Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.
Sara Gross Samuelson is a Pastor and Organizer at Storyline Community in Milwaukie, Oregon.