the prodigy to prodigal pipeline I used to be the very best christian there ever was the poster child of poster children now I’m on the playbill for Backsliders & Heretics what can I say? I do some things half-assed but I guess this ain’t one of them
Yes, prodigal makes me think of one who has stubbornly set off into dangerous territory!
the real (ha) definition makes the story even more radical and wonderful and your poem a well!
Hey, congrats on getting your book into other peoples’ hands, scary as that is!!
I never knew that definition of prodigal until now. It’s fabulous and it makes sense why evangelicals would be terrified of it, poor souls.
I always thought of it in terms of the words my own spiritual abusers used against me which was ‘a waster of potential ‘ or ‘an investment with disappointing return’. But I absolutely love the correlation and highlighting the ‘easy’ way that those in privileged spiritual spaces can cut away others as if they are most worthy to sift.
Also, I love that your book is spreading into new hands. It’s so exciting!!! 💜💜💜
I also think wayward. But I guess the prodigal son was wayward in those specific ways, so that also makes sense.