Parable of the Prodigal Son

Are we not apt to consider our small demonstrations of no account, and to long for greater? Yet are they not the welcome of divine Love, showing us that we are on the right road,—the Home road?

In the parable of the Prodigal Son we read, "When he was yet a great way off" the father saw him, came to him, and welcomed him. It also tells us that the Father ordered a great feast prepared at home for the son. He did not bring the feast out to him, but it was there for him when he should have traveled the road and arrived at home, and we may infer that after the loving welcome, no time was wasted in looking back or wandering into side paths. Also, from the parable, it would seem that after the welcome, the father walked by his side all the way.

A Letter to Mrs. Eddy
April 19, 1900

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