The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
This book is based on Henri Nouwen’s reflections on a Rembrandt painting called Prodigal Son which he saw in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Reflecting on the painting led him to the realization that he had never dared to move to the centre of God’s heart and allow himself to be held by in the embrace of a loving Father. In describing his spiritual struggle, Nouwen says: “I am called to enter into the inner sanctuary of my own being where God has chosen to dwell… the only way to that place is prayer, unceasing prayer.”
One crucial question he asks is “to whom do I belong?” for we become the prodigal every time we search for unconditional love where it cannot be found. Nouwen explains that “there is something in us humans that keeps us clinging to our sins and prevents us from letting God erase our past and offer us a completely new beginning.” Perhaps this reluctance is rooted in the fear of relinquishing control of our own lives.
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