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Kids Corner: Forgiveness

FORGIVENESS: deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. Recently in Club 45, we read the story of the Prodigal (Lost) Son. We read this story as the third in a succession of stories With the third story in the series, the students realized there are additional layers in that story—that Jesus had more to reveal to the Pharisees. The son in this case chose to leave (becoming lost) and returned in such a different state-of-mind that he was willing to become a servant at his father’s house. We noted how the father is filled with compassion and forgiveness for his son who returns home. The students responded to the story by identifying that God loves everyone and celebrates wh

Table Talk

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking…” (Luke 7:34) When it comes to great meals, I rarely remember details about the taste or quality of the food (crazy, right?). Many of my most memorable meals are memorable because of the setting and the company—where I was and who I was with. Sunday lunches at my grandma’s apartment when I was in grade school. A Christmas dinner in France with classmates while studying abroad. My first date with Anna at a Chinese restaurant in Chicago. A backpacking trip with students when all the cooking utensils were “forgotten” and we had to improvise to cook our dinner. Mealtimes connect us. From routine dinners to well-prepped feasts, the table is a place of

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