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Sunday, January 29, 2012

I finally found my way back …

One time at my church, I heard a reading about a Lost Son, this is a story about a son that had asked for his part of the inheritance and later spent it all and left with nothing but an empty stomach. Couldn’t bear his hunger, he decided to go back home to seek for his father’s forgiveness. To his surprise, his father not only had forgiven him but celebrated his return by throwing a huge party.

This really troubled the older son. The older son couldn’t help it and asked their father for explanation. He said to his father, “Father, my brother left with all of his part of the inheritance and came back with nothing. I am always here by your side and worked very hard each day. You have never thrown me any party to commemorate my loyalty but to your unfaithful son.”

This father smiled and answered, “"But, my son," the father continued, "you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.  We had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was lost and now he is found."
In reality, our parents probably won’t give their inheritances for us to waste then throw a huge party to welcome us back after we are dirt-poor. Let’s hope that they would take us back but party? Nay!

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However, sometimes our poor souls maybe wondering too far off and somehow lost their way back. We often find ourselves too caught up with our own problems and perhaps being trapped for awhile and simply lost our ways back or had a hard time coming back. With the help from our loved ones, the silver lining is there waiting for us. That is perhaps the huge party that we are hoping for.

As we walk in this journey of lives, sometimes we may walk off path and find ourselves lost and can't find our way back. When we finally find our ways back and knowing that our loved ones are always there waiting for us with the biggest smile – celebration -- that is, makes us the luckiest people on earth!

Have you found yourself from time to time walk off the path that you are supposed to be? If so, how was the way home? Was it rough? How did you feel?
Until next stop,
Journey of Life

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