“Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean. The servants said to him, ‘Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him.”
Of whom does the older son remind you?
Have you ever been in a seemingly unjust situation or felt resentful as the older son did?
What needs to happen in you so you can deal with such a situation if it occurs again?
Heritage word—“What we don’t like in others is often what we don’t like in ourselves.”
(Sister Joan Marie, 9th Provincial of the Toledo Province)