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11/15/07
Great story, and a wonerful example of the openness that believers need to have to the needs of their community—inlcuding those of their pastor.
11/15/07
A beautifully told story.
11/15/07
Wonderful exposition of the Father's heart. Very talented writing and anointed. Enjoyed this greatly. God bless.
11/16/07
So powerful. I was absolutely engrossed from beginning to end.
11/16/07
This is fantastic from title to end. I found myself holding my breath when the pastor began talking about his family. Wonderful story.
11/18/07
"Clinging to the podium, he looked at the congregation. Love, sympathy, anger, indifference and condemnation colored the different faces. “Oh God, help me!” he cried loudly and sharply, startling them all." -- This was quite possibly my favorite line in the whole piece, for it captures beautifully the pain in the heart of this parent. I am a parent that has felt the love, sympathy, anger, indifference, and shame come from the different faces of Christianity around me when my child has stumbled. It wasn't pregnancy, but drug abuse, but the pain for the prodigal is the same. You did a wonderful job. Thanks! Blessings, Cheri
Nice job! COngratulations!