Saturday, March 13, 2010
The younger son asks for his inheritance and "takes the money and runs". He was young and dumb and ends up hungry and broke. Have you ever been any of these circumstances? If not you can at least relate to this....you have made mistakes and yes you came back, tail between your legs and meekly asked to be forgiven.
The older son is the one not very often thought about in this story. He comes home and is not happy that his brother is alive, let alone home and there is a party going on celebrating this. The green eyed monster of jealousy rears his ugly head.....then comes the angry, envy and the rest. How often have we forgotten to be glad for someone else and instead became bitter, resentful or self righteous?
So when you think you know the plot of the story....ask yourself these questions: Am I a prodigal son? A pharisee? A jealous son? A rebellious son? Or are you a sinner who is running into God's open arms asking for mercy? Did you find your way home? Are you still lost? There is still time to mend the relationship with God and find your way home.
God Bless....keep on working this Lent...make it the best ever!