I may identify with either the prodigal son or his resentful older brother, but in this parable Jesus is calling me to be like the compassionate father.
How ready am I to forgive? To let go of resentment? To welcome the lost? To be a peacemaker? To show compassion to those who are poor, ill, or different from me in culture, ways of thinking, acting, being?
Today I will choose compassion over indifference and acceptance over judgment.
While [the younger son] was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. Luke 15:20b
I have had lesson recently to point up my need to be aware of compassion, to display it, and that it is often a next right thing. Thanks for your good reminder.
We walk the road together, don’t we?
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