Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
written by Nouwen, Henri J. M.
A chance encounter with Rembrandt's painting The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. He uses the painting as a centerpiece for examining the elements of the Luke 15 parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. Themes include homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation. Nouwen draws powerful insights from the parable reflected through the multiple details of the painting. The story calls us to come home and reclaim our place as true children of God and then to become like the Father, continually being remade in his image.
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