In case you missed the message of love in the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), here's another reminder:
"What gracious love is this, that watches over us without ceasing, that allows for our frailty, that lifts us up when we have stumbled, never wavering in hope for us, never despairing at ourshortcomings, but believing in us, defending us, calling forth our better nature, until we are healed of sad memory, restored to live in the fullness of our life, set free from the snares of what can harm us, to be who we were made to be; love long ago, by this same gracious heart, the one that formed us before the first dawn, and the one that will carry us safely beyond the golden light."
The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw