The lost son is found
An EasyEnglish Story Unit (AEE) from Luke's Good News
Jesus told this story.
There was a man who had two sons.
He was a rich man.
The youngest son asked his father for money.
He wanted his share of his father's riches.
The father gave him his share.
The son left home with the money.
He went far away. He spent the money.
He wasted all his money on having a good time.
A famine came to the country.
He was very hungry.
He had no money. He had no friends.
He got work looking after some pigs.
He was so hungry that he wanted to eat the pigs' food.
No-one gave him anything to eat.
The son began to think about home.
All the workers on his father's farm had plenty to eat.
He was starving.
"I will go home and tell my father I have done wrong.
I will tell God too.
I will ask my father to let me work for him."
So he set off for home.
His father was looking out for him.
He saw him coming. He was sorry for his son.
The father ran to meet his son.
He hugged him and kissed him.
The son said, "Dad, I have done wrong things.
I have done wrong to you and to God.
I am not fit to be your son.
Give me some work to do.
Let me be one of your servants."
His father said, "Bring him some clothes.
Bring shoes for his feet.
Bring a ring for his finger.
Let us be joyful.
Let us have a party.
Get the food ready.
My son was lost and is found.
I thought he was dead but he is alive."
The older son came back from his work.
He asked why there was a party.
The servants told him that his brother had come home.
The older brother was not pleased.
He did not want to go to the party.
"I have worked for you every day", he said to his father.
"You never had a party for me."
The father said to the oldest son,
"You are always with me.
All that I have is yours but
we must be happy and joyful.
This young brother of yours was lost and is found."
Luke 15:11-32 No. 32.
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