In the parable of the Prodigal Son, the brother who always obeys his father is furious at seeing the rebel son received with celebrations and joy. In the same way, many people who are obedient to the Lord’s word, end up becoming the merciless hangmen of all those who one day strayed from the Law.
In a small village in the interior, a well-known sinner was barred from entering the church.
He was angry and prayed:
“Jesus, hear me. They will not let me into your house, for they think I am not worthy.”
“Do not worry, my son,” answered Jesus. “I too am on the outside, together with those I have always stood alongside – sinners like yourself.”
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