Day 6 – A Sword That Pierced His Heart
A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, "Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me." So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country…
Imagine for a minute what flashes through the father's mind the moment the son demands his share of his father's estate. A heart-wrenching pain struck him as he listened between the lines of what his son said to his face.
I don't care about you, whether you are alive or dead. Just give me my share of the inheritance I will be entitled to when you die!
I no longer want to have any relationship with you. I want no part of you nor this family!
I can't stand staying with you any longer! I can’t wait until you are dead to leave you!
What you have done for me over the years means absolutely nothing to me!
I have no time to speak with you and I don't love you anymore. Just divide your property, give me my share, and let me go!
If you were the father, how would you feel? And how would you react to your son's demand? What would have gone through your mind?
What have I done wrong to deserve this cruel treatment from you, my beloved child?
What can I do to make him stay?
Why don't you understand, my child? Will you ever understand my heart for you?
"What happened to my beloved child? I know I am losing him…"
A million years seemed to have passed within a split second. "What should I tell him?" the father asked himself.
Feeling his heart pierced and shattered, he divided his property and let him go…
Do you wonder why the father let his child go? Why did the father allow his son to have his way?
Can you relate to this story? Sounds familiar? Someone you know, someone you hate, someone you love, someone… you?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.