A little while later, the older son was working in the field and heardmusic and dancing.
Your brother has come home and your father is having aparty for his return.
So he called to one of the servants and asked what wasgoing on.
This upset the older brother and he refused to go join theparty. The father heard that he was upset, so he went to talk to him andinvited him to join the party.
But the son refused saying:
Look! I have been working for you all these years and I've neverdisobeyed you. Yet you never had a big party for me to celebrate with myfriends. But now my younger brother has come home, spent all the money yougave him, and you kill the biggest calf for him!
But, my son,you are alwayswith me, and everything I have is yours. We had to celebrate and be gladbecause this brother of yours was lost and now he is found.