Re:Verse passage – Luke 15:11-24 (day two) I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men. vs. 19
I hate to be wrong. The truth of the matter is that I often am…wrong, that is. It bothers me not simply because I didn’t have the right answer at the time, but it means going backward. It means admitting defeat or ignorance. It means starting over. In his landmark book Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis talks about this in terms of arithmetic. No matter how precise and exact your formulas, equations, and processes are, if you make a mistake in your arithmetic there is no amount of formulae that will make it accurate. Sometimes getting forward means going backward. Back to the beginning, to the mistake; addressing it, and then moving forward. In the case of believers it is a matter of recognizing how fallen we are. The reality of who we are in comparison to our great God puts a perspective of grave humility. We want to be near, if only to eat from the table scraps. But that is not how God meets us. Come with humility, receive the embrace of forgiveness.