The Parable of the Wealthy Man and His Poor Son

The Parable of the Wealthy Man and His Poor Son (Chapter 4)

A man has a son who ran away from home at a young age, growing up poor and wandering from country to country for 50 years. They encountered one another again when the man became extremely wealthy, owning a mansion and many other treasures. However, unable to recognise the man as his father, he fainted out of fear that he would be apprehended. Upon realising this, the man decides to send two servants to his son to offer him a job. He accepts and works very hard while the man gets acquainted with his son. When the man becomes ill and is at his deathbed, he finally reveals to his son that he is his father, and leaves behind all of his inheritance to his beloved son.

Interested to read further? The article below explains the significance of this parable:

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Source: SGI Quarterly, July 2014