In my opinion,
"The Homecoming" wasn't the most exciting of all episodes, but it does leave an
impact on the listener. Having the courage to ask someone to forgive you after you did
something horrible to them is definitely a tough thing to do. And having the courage to
actually do that, you are showing that you are in fact truly sorry.
This really brought
on a new outlook towards Richard Maxwell. Even though we see him starting to take on a new
side in "The Battle," you can see now that he doesn't really care about that
now. I really like the emotional scenes dealing with the heartache of Lucy and Tom. It
gives an angle that everyone needs to see. Someone won't always forgive you, but if
they're a Christian, they most likely will. But in Tom's case, he was too stubborn. What
would you have done if you were Tom?
In regards to the
previous paragraph, I had a similar experience as Tom's. A few years ago, it was 3:00 in
the morning and my mom woke up and saw an orange glow coming from outside. She immediately
rushed outside and saw our barn up in blazes. She then woke everyone up in the house and
we called 911. It was a scary experience, because the cops did a test on the remains, and
they concluded that something flammable (probably gasoline) was lit on fire on the back
window. Imagine the fear that went through my mind the next few weeks when I went to bed!
I was worried about whether or not it was going to happen to our house. I have my
suspicions on who burnt the barn down, but it's not right to talk about. As you can see,
if he/she were to confess, it would be awfully hard to forgive them.
This episode is a wonderful
adaptation of the powerful impact of forgiveness.