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God's Love: The Perspectives of the Prodigal Son and His Older Brother

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Christian Living; Discipleship

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Joanne Lee

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This parable illustrates the conflict between our yearning for forgiveness and the tendency to judge others. Let us return to a higher principle of love.

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In the parable of the prodigal son, the younger son asks for his portion, leaves and spends it, and returns to his father during a famine. Some of us have gone astray in the same way. In moments of weakness, we fall into the temptations of the world. But in such times, we must pick ourselves up and head home. Meanwhile, the older son, who had served his father faithfully, started to complain upon his brother's return. God is merciful, gracious, and slow to anger, but man's love is always conditional. Luke 15:11-32 records the all too familiar story of the prodigal son. This parable, following the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, completes the answer our Lord Jesus gave to the Pharisees and scribes who complained about His association with sinners. It is hence a story often cited during baptismal services, with the "lost and found" subject matter highlighted—Jesus came to save lost souls. But this parable should not be restricted to the celebration of a new addition to the church. It also points to a problem we have in church today, of members leaving the fold.

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God's Love:
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