This, of course, is one of the most beautiful stories in all of scripture. When have you been the prodigal? What happened that made you come to your senses? Do you know that the loving father (God) was, and is, and always shall be looking down the road in case you are ready to come home? Have you ever been the father – the one who showed mercy to someone who did not deserve it? Are you looking down the road for someone to “come home”? Are you the elder brother in any place in your life?
“Father, “daddy”, I’m home! Thank you for having the light on when it seemed so dark in my world. Thank you for not giving up on me. Forgive my foolish ways… and forgive my jealous ways as well. Thank you for your unconditional love. Amen”