Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Fourth Sunday in Lent

This week, our scriptures bring us to the well-known story Jesus tells about a father and his two sons -- one who insults his family and squanders his inheritance, another who spurns his family and refuses to join the celebration of reconciliation. And we ponder, what does "grace" really mean? How do we wrap our minds and hearts around a God who does not, in fact, give us what we deserve... but rather, much much more than we deserve... and so also to the "other"?