Pondering the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Its Relationship to Christmas

Amen!! I do believe many of us one point in our walk has been that prodigal son or daughter, or has known others that has as well. We who a children to the same Heavenly Father I agree should embrace those whom left, and has return. God Bless. He is an Awesome Father! \O/ !

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God is amazing in how He teaches through parables. Some things are picked up pretty quickly while other points surface over time. The parable of the Prodigal Son is found in Luke 15:11-32.

A pretty standard take on this parable is forgiveness and unconditional love. Most of us who have been around for a while have heard these wonderful insights expounded, so there’s no need to do so here.

One point that sometimes gets overlooked is God’s sense of justice. The fact that the prodigal son returned is joyous, but it does not mean that the father would alter his choice to divide his inheritance equally between his two sons. The prodigal left with his inheritance and squandered it, never expecting it to be replaced. This leads to thinking about the forgiveness/justice connection that also includes consequences. As believers, we know that we have been forgiven. We also know that…

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