BECOMING A SUPER DAD
Jesus continued: There was a man who had two sons. The younger
one said to his father, "Father, give me my share of the
estate." So he divided his property between them. 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.
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that
whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired
himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to fields
to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that
the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. when he came
to his senses, he said, "How many of my father's hired men have
food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out
and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned
against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be
called your son; make me like one of your hired men." 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. The
son said to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and
against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son." 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.
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and
celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he
was lost and is found." So they began to celebrate. Meanwhile,
the older son was in the field. When he came near the hou ...
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