Luke 15: 11-32 Bible
At that time all the publicans and sinners came to Jesus to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: You are welcoming sinners and you are among them.
Jesus told them this parable:
Parable of the prodigal son
A man had two children; and the youngest of them said to his father:
Father, give me my share of my inheritance; and the father distributed the goods to his son.
Not many days later, when the youngest son gathered all his property, and sold, he went to a remote province; and there he wasted his inheritance living idly.
And when he wasted it all, a great famine came in that province, and he began to lack food and he no longer had money.
And he went and approached one of the citizens of that land, who sent him to his farm to feed the pigs.
And he wanted to fill his stomach with the carob beans that the pigs ate, but nobody gave him.
And returning to himself, he said: How many day laborers in my father’s house have a lot of bread, and here I am starving!
I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your day laborers.
And getting up, he went to his father. And when he was still far away, his father saw him, and he was moved with pity, and ran, fell on his neck and kissed him.
And the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son.
But the father said to his servants: take out the best dress and put it on; and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet.
And bring the fat calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
because this my son was dead and has revived; was lost and found. And they began to rejoice.
And her eldest son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, I listen to the music and the dances;
and calling one of the servants, I ask him what it was.
He said to him: Your brother has come; and your father has killed the fat calf, for having received him well and healthy.
And the firstborn was angry, and would not go. Then his father came out and begged him to come in.
But he, answering, said to the father: Behold, I have served you for so many years, I have never disobeyed you, and you have never given me a kid to enjoy with my friends.
But when your son came, who consumes your goods with harlots, you killed the fat calf for him.
Then he said to him: Son, you are always with me, and all my things are yours.
But it was necessary to celebrate and rejoice, because this his brother was dead and has revived; He had lost it and found it again.
This parable, like the others, is in answers to the Pharisee and scribe critics, who are always attentive to everything that JESUS did.
The parable refers to the sinners who were always looking for JESUS, who brings great joy when someone who was lost returns home alive and well, to have the family complete again.
We are not overjoyed when a loved one, loved one comes home. When he’s away from home, and you don’t hear from him.
It refers more than anything to the father, to the love of the father, and not to the repentance of the son.
The father’s love, because no matter what the son had done, the father would always be waiting for him with open arms, waiting for the son to repent and return home.
What this parable truly represents is the love and mercy of the almighty Father God, who after suffering comes repentance. And if we repent and return to God, he is always with open arms.
Like the Firstborn
Still others may be like the firstborn. Obedient to God, those are always with the Almighty, they always have the things of God. God’s grace. They do not go hungry, they do not beg, they do not suffer, they do not go through repentance, therefore they do not ask for forgiveness. They do not depart from God. What affliction we could feel for them (None).
JESUS came into the world as a man.
Really didn’t die
JESUS CHRIST is life,
Everything lives in it forever
I will not fall again, he is my strength
There’s only one way and it’s him
Then i will always live
Death will never touch me again!