What Are You Reading?

IMG_2257I’m preparing for a mid-week business trip and have selected “The Return of The Prodigal Son,” by Fr. Henri Nouwen to distract me from the annoyances  of flying commercial.

The opening paragraph:   There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, let me have the share of the estate that will come to me.” So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.

This book was one of dozens recomended by Fr. Paul Redmond over the years and the last one before his death in 2014. It has been “on the stack” for way too long.  Fr. Paul was a great priest/professor and “Friend”.  I’m sure there are a plethora of stories that my fellow “Mounties” can share about him.

Y’all are welcome to do so.

May his memory be eternal and may my trip have a successful outcome.


I just happened to be in Emmitsburg as the first snow of the season blanketed Fr. Paul’s grave.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to What Are You Reading?

  1. Scott says:

    I love Nouwen. I will look that up.

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  2. I wonder if you enjoyed that book? I am shoulder deep in it right now, as somehow it is connecting me to Advent Season. the layers just keep getting deeper as Nouwen takes me to Rembrandt, takes me to Jesus telling the parable.

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    • Ray V. says:

      The book took me to places I hadn’t thought about regarding myself, suffering, ego and God’s endless mercy. I plan on reading it again during the upcoming year. Thanks for checking in

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