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The Audience – Lk 15 (4)

As a piece of literature, the parable is rather strange…it has no ending!  What happened with the older son? … the village celebration? …the family estate?  We don’t know. The previous posts in the Lk 15 series are:  The Prodigal, The
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The Brother – Lk 15 (3)

But just then, the older brother heard the music in the fields and walked into the village to investigate.  The older brother asked a servant about the music, but getting him to explain was like pulling teeth.  “Well sir…well sir…
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The Father – Lk 15 (2)

Just as the community surrounded the younger son, the father came out of his house, jumped the hedge, and sprinted through the village, yelling, “My son! My son!”  Everybody watched in shock.  Everybody eyes were on the father now, not
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The Prodigal – Lk 15 (1)

A respected man was blessed with two sons.  One day, his younger son says to him, “Father, give me the share of the property coming to me.” The father (should have) said, “WHAT ?!#?!  I’m as good as dead to
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