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The prodigal son returns

A rebellious son is forgiven by his father.
Contributed by MYELLOVE
Story also available on our translated website: Spanish
Jesus said, ‘A man had two sons. The younger son said to his father, ‘Give me my share of the property.’ So the father divided the property between his two sons. <br/>Then the younger son gathered up all that was his and left. – Slide 1
He travelled far away to another country. There he wasted his money in foolish living. He spent everything that he had. Soon after that, the land became very dry, and there was no rain. <br/>There was not enough food to eat anywhere in the country. The son was hungry and needed money. – Slide 2
So he got a job with one of the citizens working in the fields to feed pigs. The son was so hungry that he was willing to eat the food the pigs were eating. But no one gave him anything. <br/>The son realised that he had been very foolish. He thought, ‘All of my father’s servants have plenty of food but I am almost dying with hunger. I will return to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I am not good enough to be called your son. But let me be like one of your servants.”’ – Slide 3
So the son left and went to his father. <br/>While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him coming and felt sorry for his son. So the father ran to hug and kiss him. <br/>The son said, ‘Father, I have sinned against God and against you. I am not good enough to be called your son.’ – Slide 4
But the father said to his servants, ‘Hurry! Bring the best clothes and put them on him. Also, put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get our fat calf and kill it. Then we can have a feast and celebrate! My son was dead, but now he is alive again! He was lost, but now he is found!’ So they began to celebrate. – Slide 5
The older son heard the sound of music and dancing and asked one of the servants, ‘What does all this mean?’ The servant said, ‘Your brother has come back.’ He was angry and sulked outside. <br/>The father went out to beg his older son to join the celebration. The older son said to his father, ‘I have served and obeyed you for many years! But you have never given a feast for me and my friends. My disobedient brother has wasted all your money. Then he comes home, and you give a big party for him!’ The father replied, ‘Son, you are always with me. All that I have is yours. We had to celebrate and be happy because your brother was dead, but now he is alive. He was lost, but now he is found.’ – Slide 6
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