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PARABLE OF A PRODIGAL SON
by Mary Ku
11/25/05
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Jesus told a parable about a certain son who asked for a portion of his father's wealth. He went far and wasted all his wealth. But when time come he had nothing left at all, he started to realize his faults. Finally, he returned home and asked forgiveness to his father. Please read the whole story and know the value that Jesus wants to impart to all of us.



A certain man had two sons, and the younger of them said to his father,"Father give me the portion of goods that falleth to me" And divided unto them his living.

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he begun to be in want.And he went and join himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

And when he came to himself, he said, ""How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! Iwill rise and go to my father,and will say unto him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants"".

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a greatway off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servant,"Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry.
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found". And they begun to be merry.

Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said unto him, "Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound".

And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, "Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never givest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf".

And he said unto him, "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".
(St. Luke 15:11-32)


This story is related to some Christians today who had turned away from God and gone astray. They want to enjoy pleasures and enjoyments which they might would give them joy here on earth. But when they encourntered hardships and great burden in their lives, they now bend their knees and start calling upon the Lord.

Jesus said that there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
(Luke 15:10)

If you think you are still on your own journey like this certain son did, then this is now the time for you to return home. God is always waiting for you. Just come!

Thank you, God bless!

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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