The Parable of the Lost Son
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My son here was dead and has come to life;
He was lost and is found.

By: Takao Ogawa
Category: The Parable of the Lost Son
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Based on Jesus` story, how does God the Father feel when a lost child returns home?
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.` The son aknowledges his sins first in front of the overall Authority God and then his father that descends from that and expresses deep sorrow for his mistakes and humbles himself ''differently from the rightful son who in the meantime has become prideful'' and despite realising all his Hunger is prepared to take only the crumbs.He even renounces to his right of sonhood - God said you are my children the inheritors to my Kindom. So the father rejoices in him and whilst the son is approaching slowly the overjoyed father runs to him and falls on the ground himself in gratitude for the great gift. The son returned. He cannot even wait to listen to his humble request - evidently they must shine clearly from his gait and general demenour. Striking also the fact that he gets angry with the other son whose first concern is for his share of the inheritance - immediately reassures him as well as rebuking him for his jelousy. What`s 1 fattened calf compared to the return of his lost brother?

By: Alessandra Parrini
Category: The Parable of the Lost Son
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The Parable of the Lost Son

He said, "A certain man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them. Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living. When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need. He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants."'
"He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate; for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.
"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on. He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.' But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him. But he answered his father, 'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'
"He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"

Luke 15:11-32
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