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Prodigal son

 
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These words just popped into my head.

Something to do with Christ?
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I see. Reading up now
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It's a parable of Christ's in the Bible.
Luke 15
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Dad's telling you to come home
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It's a parable of Christ's in the Bible.
Luke 15
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^^THIS^^. Read the entire chapter, because all three stories have a common theme.
We become like that to which we are devoted. Choose wisely.
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These words just popped into my head.

Something to do with Christ?
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Parable of the Prodigal Son






The Return of the Prodigal Son (1773) by Pompeo Batoni
The Prodigal Son, also known as Two Sons, Lost Son and The Running Father is one of the parables of Jesus.

It appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to the Gospel of Luke (Luke 15:11-32), a father gives the younger of his two sons his inheritance before he dies.


The younger son, after wasting his fortune (the word 'prodigal' means 'wastefully extravagant'), goes hungry during a famine. He then repents and returns home, where the father holds a feast to celebrate his return.

The older son refuses to participate, stating that in all the time the son has worked for the father, he did not even give him a goat to celebrate with his friends.

His father reminds the older son that everything the father has is the older son's, but that they should still celebrate the return of the younger son as he has come back to them.

It is the third and final part of a cycle on redemption, following the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin.



The parable begins with a young man, the younger of two sons, who asks his father to give him his share of the estate. The parable continues by describing how the younger son travels to a distant country and wastes all his money in extravagant living. When a famine strikes, he becomes desperately poor and is forced to take work as a swineherd. When he reaches the point of envying the pigs he is looking after, he finally comes to his senses:


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 towards him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

— Luke 15:17-20, World English Bible

The son does not even have time to finish his rehearsed speech, since the father calls for his servants to dress him in a fine robe, a ring, and sandals, and slaughter the "fattened calf" for a celebratory meal. The older son, who was at work in the fields, hears the sound of celebration, and is told about the return of his younger brother. He is not impressed, and becomes angry:


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."

— Luke 15:29-30, World English Bible

The parable concludes with the father explaining that because the younger son had returned, in a sense, from the dead, celebration was necessary:


"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 15:32, World English Bible






Engraving of the Prodigal Son as a swineherd by Hans Sebald Beham, 1538.

This is the last of three parables about loss and redemption, following the parable of the Lost Sheep and the parable of the Lost Coin, that Jesus tells after the Pharisees and religious leaders accuse him of welcoming and eating with "sinners."[1] The father's joy described in the parable reflects divine love,[1] the "boundless mercy of God,"[2] and "God's refusal to limit the measure of his grace."[1]

The request of the younger son for his share of the inheritance is "brash, even insolent"[3] and "tantamount to wishing that the father were dead."[3] His actions do not lead to success, and he eventually becomes an indentured servant, with the degrading job of looking after pigs, and even envying them for the carob pods they eat.[3] On his return, the father treats him with a generosity far more than he has a right to expect.[3]

The older son, in contrast, seems to think in terms of "law, merit, and reward,"[3] rather than "love and graciousness."[3] He may represent the Pharisees who were criticizing Jesus.[3]
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I already started the journey home

Maybe that's why I heard the words.

Thanks folks

I got some reading to do

hf
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Thread: The Prodigal Son - The Story of Our Lives

God bless you OP, He is speaking to you and guiding you.

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I already started the journey home

Maybe that's why I heard the words.

Thanks folks

I got some reading to do

hf
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Keep up the good work!!
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You Mad Bro?

You voted democrat didn't you?


"it's easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone"

"To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it."
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I already started the journey home

Maybe that's why I heard the words.

Thanks folks

I got some reading to do

hf
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That's very cool OP.

Read the parable of the Prodigal Son prayerfully. Thought about this song while reading your original message.


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Re: Prodigal son
These words just popped into my head.

Something to do with Christ?
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