The Jealous Brother

Most are familiar with the story of the prodigal son and his redemption. Somehow sermons and articles tend to skip over the brother.

I have always been intrigued by the brother. He was so burdened by anger. His legalism kept him from knowing the love of his father. One could draw some interesting parallels with him and the Pharisee.

In my life I have not had many dramatic scenes like the prodigal son. But I have plenty of opportunities to show love and mercy to the prodigals in my life. The question for me is this: Am I waiting for people to beg forgiveness, or are my arms wide open asking them to forgive me?

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