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The Prodigal’s brother

From the October 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Most readers of the Journal are familiar with Jesus’ parable about the prodigal son (see Luke 15:11–32 ), who, after squandering his inheritance on “riotous living,” realizes the folly of his ways and returns to his father’s house, willing to become one of his hired servants. His father sees him from a long way off, comes out to embrace him, and rejoices that his son has returned.