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    Punishment and the Prodigal Son   In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity

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    the Prodigal Son can be used to understand the mercy of God. I will show the reader the different ways we can understand the mercy of God in the Parable of the Prodigal Son through the following sections that describe the process of mercy as a conversion, from who are the main characters in the parable within the gospel of Luke to how that mercy is destroyed by the different actions of the human being. The (1) first section is about who are the human beings in the Parable of the Prodigal Son, their

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    Introduction The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) is one of the most all-encompassing parables told in the canon of the New Testament. It carries both the simplistic messages about faith in god and forgiveness of sin, making it accessible to those with the most rudimentary understanding of Christianity as a whole. At the same time, it is littered with small nuances that allow for scholars to dig into the deeper meanings and the perfectly blended symbolism inside of text, in which historical, social

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    The original story of the prodigal son is very touching but is written as all bible stories are written and that is to put anyone to sleep. However, Garrison Keillor's version of the prodigal son makes the same point and is fun to read. He brought it in to a more modern day setting but the same message is sent like the original story. The story of the prodigal son is that he wanted his father to give him everything that he would inherit when the father passed on. His father agreed and he left

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    Introduction The Prodigal Son is one of the many parables spoken by Jesus in the gospel of Luke. Although it might not seem of a significant to many, it has an important message that we can all learn, and apply to our lives. History In the parable talks about a son who went to his father requesting his share of the property. However, after receiving his share of his father’s property went off to a faraway country, lavishing and spending his worth on meaningless and reckless living. Nevertheless

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    However, it has been recreated in a new way. Rilke has transformed the whole story into something else. The prodigal son is not the wasteful man as depicted in the Bible. He is the one whom everyone loves, and it makes him feel vulnerable. He does not leave the house because he is wasteful but because he cannot bear their love. Being loved is being overpowered and

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    he parable of the “Prodigal Son” highlights a broken relationship between a son and a father that is eventually restored and therefore points to the relationship God desires with His children. The father had two sons, and the younger of the sons demanded his share of the property from his father and quickly escaped. In living a life focused on selfish desires and earthly wealth, the boy lost sustenance quickly after his resources were diminished. The son quickly realized that the father had given

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    Introduction The Prodigal Son is one of many parables spoken by Jesus in the gospel of Luke. Although it might not seem of a significant to many, it has an important message that we can all learn, and apply to our lives. History In the parable talks about a son who went to his father requesting his share of the property. However, after receiving his share of his father’s property went off to a faraway country, lavishing and spending his worth on meaningless and reckless living. Nevertheless, after

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    The parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about God’s forgiveness, love, and grace. “Jesus ' parables are based on real-life situations, though they often veer off from the expected course of events in surprising ways. Those surprises teach us lessons,” says Jimmy Akin, a known author and speaker. The word "prodigal" means a person who spends money in a recklessly. This story shows the reader how He has unconditional love and won’t stop searching to find all the sinners in the world. “The Parable

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    need to work on developing is my skill of finding the theme of the story. Looking at the prodigal son, I see various themes—grace, mercy, and compassion; however, reading the story, one theme stands out among the rest: unconditional love. Examining the parable, I noticed three different occasions in which the parable displays the theme of unconditional love. First, at the beginning of the parable, the younger son asks for his inheritance. The father could refuse such a rude request; yet, the father

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