DEACON GEORGE’S HOMILY FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
The story of the Prodigal Son, is probably one of the most well-known stories in the Gospels. It is a story about a sinner who repents of his sinful ways. But this story is a double-edged parable, because there are two sinners, the younger son and the elder son. The younger son demanded his hereditary share of the family property, which was only one third. But since there were two sons, the eldest son always received a double share, hence two thirds for him. The younger son immediately turned his share into cash and wasted it in a foreign land. He abandoned the three main aspects of his life, by abandoning his family, his nation, and his religion. He left his family, to live among foreigners, and worked among pigs, showing total disrespect for his religion…..