Conclusions from a Parable

Christ Jesus made effective use of short allegorical stories in which he conveyed important moral and spiritual teachings. One of these was the parable of the prodigal, which may be found in the fifteenth chapter of Luke.

In reading this parable our attention is usually centered upon the son who separated himself from his father. There is, however, another side to the story: the attitude of the father; this gives a hint of the unchangeable nature of the one universal Father, whom we call God.

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