Rev. Lon Lorton

Holy Hilarity Sunday

April 8, 2018

Luke 15:1-2; 25-32

Why is the older brother a grumpy guy?

  • Maybe he's questioning his brother's attitude.
  • Has he really changed?
  • Maybe he isn't feeling valued by his father.
  • Maybe he believes his brother has gotten all he's entitled to.

The grumpy guy felt about his brother the same way religious people felt about Jesus.

  • "He just never seems to behave, at least not like we expect."

Some of God's children simply need to lighten up a little.

Believers should be preparing themselves for a party - a party that none of us deserve.

A little more rejoicing would not be a bad thing for any church.