‘…you see your Father’s love as a reward, the measure of which is according to your performance.’
The character, ‘Torera’ in Peace Oni’s Abba Father
The parable of the Prodigal son is found in the book of Luke in the fifteenth chapter, from the eleventh verse up until the thirty-second verse. For most of us, it explains succinctly God’s unfailing love and everlasting attempt to reconcile with man. Even when we stoop so low as to consort with the ‘pigs of this world’ – feeding from their troughs, cohabiting with them – God doesn’t disinherit us. Rather he waits for us patiently, waiting to celebrate us when we come to our senses and find our way back home.
Jesus didn’t, however, talk about the one who never went astray. The seemingly loyal and faithful son that was always available. He recognised…
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