Food for the Spirit

A thought for Fathers’ Day.


Fathers’ Day celebrates all the qualities that go to make of a good father and parent.

Luke 15:20 “And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him”.

In the story of the Lost, or Prodigal, Son, the Father whose younger son, has behaved badly, greets his returning son with joy and open arms. His love, like the love of God, is unconditional, despite all his faults and failings.

Despite our limitations, we are made in God’s image, and we are called on, in so far as we can, to reflect the infinite and all-embracing divine love,



Photo used Jan Steen –‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’ on Wikimedia Commons