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The "identikit" of the Father

The “Identikit” of the Father Gospel of Sunday, March 31, 2019, fourth of Lenten Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus, telling us the parable of the good Father in the passage from the Gospel of Luke …More
The “Identikit” of the Father
Gospel of Sunday, March 31, 2019, fourth of Lenten
Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus, telling us the parable of the good Father in the passage from the Gospel of Luke that we will listen Sunday, March 31, outlines, so to speak, a sort of identikit of the Father of whom He is the visible image.
Usually meditating on this parable the attention focuses above all on the younger son, on his misadventures and finally on his return to the Father's house. But now we would like to concentrate above all on the eldest son who only apparently stays with his father and does his will, actually he is only physically close to the Father and his obedience looks more like that of a slave than that of a son. in fact his heart is very far from him.
From the verbs used by Jesus in describing the relationship between the Father and his elder Son, we can understand something of the mystery of the Father's being and acting.
As you know, the eldest son, outraged by the welcome …More