THE PRODIGAL SON AND MISUNDERSTOOD GRACE IN TODAY’S CHURCH

Being restless and prone to wander, he receives his inheritance early and is off to travel the world. I have a feeling that he was very excited when his father agreed to give him the money early. But then reality sets in. He is in the middle of a famine. He has squandered his inheritance and must find work. The only job available is that of feeding pigs. (As a Jewish Christian, I find humor in this). He realizes that the pigs are eating better than he is! He remembers his father and the comforts of his home. Then he realizes that even the servants have enough to eat. He makes a decision to go home, not as a son, but as a servant. He is truly repentant and sincerely believes that he should not be considered a son any longer. It’s interesting to me that he was very willing to work for this father.

Article here