October 19, 2008

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

I am sure everyone of us have heard about one of the most famous and told parable stories of the bible. I used to watch it in Lenten season in religious movies. And I remember while I was younger, this parable was also acted in a biblical cartoon television series.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is found the New Testament, Luke 15:11-32. It is a story about a man with two sons. The younger son was in a hurry to get his inheritance while his father is still alive. And so his father obliged. He went to the city and spent his money on wastage and eventually enslaved himself after losing all the money. After what happened to him, he opened his senses and decided to return to his father to ask for forgiveness. He even made a bargain to his father if he could work for him as one of his servants.

Soon as he returned home, his father welcomed him with open arms and quickly butchered a fatted calf to rejoice for his return. This was what made his older brother jealous of the treatment that his younger brother got. He felt that he should have been rewarded more over his younger brother who had been away for a while. But his father answered instead and said "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found."

This parable is something that can continuously inspire us about life. We, people should value repentance more than anything in this world. For if we repent and humble ourselves for our mistakes, we are graced with forgiveness and blessings in return. A true person who has love in his heart will always have room to ask forgiveness and to forgive those who have sinned.

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