There are several instances of evil or nefarious or just plain bad scenarios and events within both The Prodigal Band Trilogy and the (for now) three parts that will make up the new novel I hope to complete in a few months called The Murder Rule that lead to good outcomes.
Consider that the main idea within the Gospel of Luke Chapter 15 Parable of the Prodigal Son is that the son, who leaves his father and in a foreign land partakes in ‘riotous living’ and then suffers the consequences, ultimately realizing he made a huge mistake, begins to turn his life right-side-out and then returns to his father, who celebrates his return and repentance bringing about a good outcome. Because sometimes that is what it takes—an evil or bad event or series of events—to get one to realize that there is a better way forward, physically and spiritually. And this wake-up call can occur even on one’s so-called ‘death bed.’
To begin this new series of snippets from the trilogy and The Murder Rule I will only post one rather long snippet, but others are in the works. The next snippet post in this series will be posted in mid-March.
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