The Prodigal Son

We see in this parable a warning against two attitudes both of which are sinful. On the one hand the sinful, wanton wastefulness of the younger son which indulges in sin is contrary to God’s word. On the other hand the puritanical attitude of the elder which despises all fun and even despises other sinners.

God who is rich in mercy reaches out to both, offering grace, forgiveness and every blessing to all sinners.