“Coka mucie, that’s what he said to me, rudi nyumbani, doesn’t matter what you did. Ningwedete, that’s what he said to me, mi nakupenda, doesn’t matter what you did.”
“Return home,” the song calls. “I love you,” it declares. “Doesn’t matter what you did.”
I’ve been singing this song by Stacy Kamatu and Dira the Band all day. It’s the story of the Prodigal Son. It’s God’s message of hope, forgiveness, redemption, endless love.
God is loyal and faithful, as is his Church. Jesus gave himself for you, and the Church emulates that.
So you’ve slipped back into sin. Return home.
So you can’t see your way back to the path yet. Jesus still loves you and offers you both an advocate and companion for your journey.
Friends, advisors, and the Word itself – these too can guide you in wisdom and righteousness.
Return home. You are dearly loved.
Rudi nyumbani, mpenzi.