The above picture I chose – although more attuned to human feelings than those of animals, as there is such a sense of abandonment and loneliness … and it’s interesting to see what Google images brings up:
Largely stark, colourless, faceless images … with a sense of empty space around…
Luke 15: 11-32 – the story of the prodigal son. Maggi has really cast this in a new light for me today, suggesting that the son had learnt his wasteful ways from his Father … but that God has similarly “wasteful” generosity to show to us.
The older brother was the one who then was Pharisaical, glowering in the corner, feeling left out from the celebrations as he glowered at the others enjoying themselves… seeking to control everything.
No matter how perfectly we keep our religion, it’s our heart that places us inside or outside God’s presence.