Well I participated in a retreat with James since I was last on here and rereading the parable of the Prodigal Son really opened my eyes and I continue to ponder the implications of this father who is self-effacing and ready to take on the role of brother in order to open the way for us to overcome our fratricidal tendencies. It is God coming from behind that I am trying to stay with in order to learn a new way of relating but it will take a long time to assimilate this and I can’t predict where it will take me.I am trying to reread the parables with the help of J. Duncan M. Derrett’s book Law in the New Testament. Too soon for playing with Scripture interpretation to show up in my life.