Luke 15:11-32

According to the passage, there was a man who had two sons; the youngest one requested from his father his portion of the inheritance. The father divided his wealth and gave him all that belongs to him. The son took his lot and went away to a far country where he squandered his portion in extravagant lifestyle until he became broke and was in need. He got a job to feed swine and even desired at some point to help himself with the swine’s meal but was denied. He came back to his senses and remembered how wealthy his father is, decided to return home to ask for the father’s forgiveness if perhaps he could be accepted back as a servant. As he approached the house, the father sighted him, ran towards him and embraced him. Although the son pleaded to be accepted as servant, the father received him, celebrated his return and restored him back as son. The elder brother on the other hand was crossed about this as he least expected the father will display this kind of love and acceptance to a prodigal son while he remained unrewarded for his faithfulness. The father comforted him and made him see reasons for his actions.

Always remember that God will never deny you no matter the circumstance, He is always by our side waiting for us to call upon Him at every point in time even when we go wrong, He is always ready to accept our apologies. God is a loving God and He will never compromises His love for us, for He is ever faithful and kind.

Lord grant me the grace to always remember to fall back or come back to you whenever i go wrong and let my heart be directed to your word always.

Reading – Luke 15:11-32

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”