Posts tagged The Prodigal Son

The Elder Son: Family Lent Group 3.

Friday 15 March 2013

We began our third family session by talking about a scene from “The Lion King” when Mufasa confronts Scar. Scar is resentful because he has lost his place a heir to the throne with the birth of Simba. He will never be king now. Scar was like the elder son in the parable of the […]

The Prodigal Son: Returning home.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Here is the text of the story we used in the second Family Lent Group. Henri Nouwen, in the adults session had talked about the confusion the Son felt on his journey home, how difficult it was for him. We tried to get this sense over in the story. We told this in an active […]

The son returns: Lent Family Group 2.

Saturday 9 March 2013

Our second Family Lent group took its inspiration from Henri Nouwen’s writing about the return of the Prodigal Son and specifically his quote about the son’s confusion as he makes his way home. We began by reflecting on last week and hearing the Bible passage that tells the story of the younger son’s return home. […]

The Prodigal Son: Leaving home

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Here is the text of the story we used in our first family session. Jesus told a story about a father who had two sons. The younger son didn’t like being at home. He didn’t really hear when his father told him he loved him by providing him with the food he ate. He was […]

Family Lent Group 1

Monday 25 February 2013

The 15th February saw the first of our Family Lent group at St Agnes. As the adults are using Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son”, the children are going to be using the story of the prodigal son to investigate some of the themes of Lent. We began by looking at two things […]