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The Elder Son–Chapter 17

  by E. Williams

This story began on June 24.  You may want to go there to begin this book. 

 

          “Honey, all I’m saying is that the father had enough love to cover both of his sons, different as they were.  Mom and Dad have more than enough love to cover both you and Janet, different as you are.  Jesus has enough love to accept everyone who comes to Him, no matter who or what they are.  The Bible has the answer to every problem in life you’ll ever meet if you search for it with an open mind and heart.  And that’s all the preaching.”

 

 

            I sat under the tree after Ron left, thinking about what he had said.  I had to admit that parable might have been written just for me.  I was the self-righteous elder son to the life.  Pride in the fact that I was always good was just as much a sin as the things Janet had done.

 

 

            I didn’t know if Janet had really let Jesus into her heart or not.  I didn’t know how she would act.  I didn’t know if I could love her again or not.

 

 

            But I did know I didn’t have any right to doubt my parents’ love for me.  I didn’t have the right to tell them to turn their backs on Janet.  They loved her and always would because they were like the father in the parable.  I wouldn’t want them to change.  The one who needed to change was me.  This time I was the prodigal son.  I had been the sinner.

 

 

            I packed my bag and started to walk home from the far country.

 

 

The end

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