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ON COMING TO ONESELF

From the February 1939 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Of the many parables used by Christ Jesus to drive home some fundamental teaching, few, if any, have stronger appeal or are of greater value than the story of the prodigal son. Here in Oriental imagery is depicted the experience of a mortal who, lured by the demands of the flesh and the phantasy of material pleasure, turned from his father's house, with its peace and plenty, to indulgence of the physical senses.