Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
in wild living.“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth
‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need..
, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours..’”