But the father said to his servants, « Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry. »
The return of the prodigal son, his father has not cursed, nor insult, nor scolded, nor cursed !
He welcomed him with happiness and joy. He said to his servants: « Bring the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and shoes on his feet. Bring also the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us make a feast of rejoicing ».
For his father, it was a great opportunity to show him how much he loved him, and, because of this love, to give him what he had lost.
Like this father, our Father in heaven also desires to show us his love and, because of his love, to give us also what we have lost when we were away from Him and his ways.
In fact, some of our pathways are different from those of God can cause us the loss of our property, our employment, contract work, our good health, our good home, etc
If we decide to give up the evil ways, to return to God to follow his ways, God does not condemn us, He get there rather a good opportunity to restore what we have lost.
Even if, like the prodigal son, we may feel far from our heavenly Father, or if we feel we have disappointed, we have no reason to despair.
The truth is that, at the time when we come to him, God is pleased with our return to Him.
He immediately restores to us the robe of honor to clothe our nakedness, the ring of authority to declare our position of power and dominion, and the sandals on our feet (which servants do not wear) to reinstate us as a son in His house.
Lord our God, give us the strength and the courage to leave our evil ways to get back to You.
It is in the precious name of your son Jesus Christ that we pray.
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