We had two of my daughters here for Easter and three of my granddaughters. As is tradition, those who can’t come home, they call, text, and send pictures. We stay in touch and close. I am very fortunate.
When the Bible talks about God’s love for his children, it hits home. There is something so very special about parental love, and when God talks about forgiveness, one needs to look no further than at a parent and a child.
Sadly, I have friends who are not so fortunate as Suzy and I are. They talk about being cut off from their children or grandchildren, brothers and sisters, or parents for one reason or the other. Such situations are heartbreaking, and give me insight into how God must feel when one of God’s children shuts him out or denies his existence. Still his love doesn’t go away, nor should ours.
My advise and counsel in such situations is to follow God’s example — never stop loving, always forgive, and always welcome the lost sheep home. It is part of who we are. It’s in our DNA.
PS: I am giving a lot of thought to where the Pew’s next journey should take us. I am going to a beach in a week where I think and write my best and I’d love to hear from you about your thoughts and ideas. Let me hear from you.