Journey with us this Lent as we read and reflect on Henri Nouwen’s most widely read book, The Return of the Prodigal Son
When I went to Saint Petersburg to see Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son, I had little idea how much I would have to live what I then saw. I stand with awe at the place where Rembrandt brought me. He led me from the kneeling, disheveled young son to the standing, bent-over old father, from the place of being blessed to the place of blessing. As I look at my own aging hands, I know that they have been given to me to stretch out toward all who suffer, to rest upon the shoulders of all who come, and to offer the blessing that emerges from the immensity of God's love. - Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son Journey with us this Lent as we read and reflect on Henri Nouwen's most widely read book, The Return of the Prodigal Son. We are very grateful to Brynn Phillips Lawrence who continues to offer her wise and gentle leadership to this community. Brynn has created a reading schedule which you will find posted in the "Pages" section of this blog. The Return of the Prodigal Son can be purchased from our website.