Forgiveness is free and unconditional to the perpetrator, but it is costly to you.
Prodigal God, page 83
This quick 130-page read is a beautiful exploration of the parable of the prodigal son. We spend most of our time learning from the example of the younger brother, and of course there is a rich and beautiful story there, acceptance that is incomprehensible to us in our humanity alone. But Timothy Keller spends time with the older brother, exploring his lostness — the insidious lostness that’s grounded in pride and control. I love that Keller reveals the story of two brothers, not just one — and in this story, we don’t have one person who is good and another who is bad, but rather two people who are both lost, both in need of restoration.