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A man who has never had that experience [of the Prodigal Son], be it only very briefly, who has never felt that he is exiled from God and from real life, will never understand what Christianity is about. And the one who is perfectly "at home" in this world and its life, who has never been wounded by the nostalgic desire for another Reality, will not understand what is repentance.

Alexander Schmemann
"The Sunday of the Prodigal Son," Great Lent (1974)


Christianity Commonplaces #97 Sept/Oct 2021

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