Dear Folks -
This week in Ordinary Life the talk I gave is based on the parable of Jesus about a man who had two sons. He asked them both to go and work in his vineyard. One said he would not go but later changed his mind and went. The other said he would go but didn't.
This is a disarming little tale - as most of the parables are. Rather then contributing to divisiveness, as the parable has most often been interpreted, it is about the matters of true authority and identity. Both of these sons brought shame and honor to their father. But, in spite of that, both remained his sons. I use my interpretation of this parable to say that we are all "Inside the Circle."
By the way, thanks again to Susanna Hooper and Richard Wingfield, we are posting the overhead aspect of my talk on the Ordinary Life website and Susanna is working on a way to put this together so that what is on the website duplicates what is done in class.
The full text I used for the talk is below. As usual, there is both a printable and an audio version posted.
(There is no audio available for this Sunday. The audio file is not opening.)