Father, I have sinned against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired servants.
Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Lets have a feast and celebrate!
Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed you. Yet you never even give me a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours squandered around your property, comes home, you kill a fattened calf for him!
My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we have to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
Here the son decides that he should go back to his father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired servants. So he went to his dad and told him. But his father of coarse forgave him.
The older brother found out what was happening and refused to go and in and join the celebration of his brother's return. He was angry. So his father went out and pleaded him.