Sermon Illustrations

The story is told (by Ernest Hemingway) of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained to the point of breaking. Finally the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his rebellious son.

Finally, in Madrid, in a last desperate effort to find him, the father put an ad in the newspaper.

The ad read:

“Dear Paco, meet me in front of the newspaper office at noon. All is forgiven. I love you. Your father.”

The next day at noon in front of the newspaper office, 800 “Pacos” showed up....