RETURNING HOME And coming to his senses, he said: How many hired men in my father’s house have plenty of bread, and here I am starving! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired hands. Luke 15: 17-19 One morning, to their surprise, they discovered that the family pet had run away from the house. The friendly and caring little dog was now roaming the entire neighborhood. In this pilgrimage, he met other dogs that lived on the street, which, seeing him clean, healthy and well fed, decided to hurt him with bites and fights, so it was that the injured puppy looked for help and food, found a garbage basket and A very bad-tempered neighbor poured oil on his back causing a huge sore. The puppy quickly realized that it was time to finish his adventure and so he decided to return. His master received him between laughter and tears, while the son did not stop thanking his Father, because at no time had they stopped looking for him. Then they saw the wounds on the dog’s back, the father advised him to put ash on the sore at least three times a day, as he thought, it would burn a little but it is a natural remedy to heal, heal and definitively heal the wound. The Bible presents us with a similar story with the story of the Prodigal Son, this young man separated himself from the protection of his father, lived according to the laws of the world, made disasters with his inheritance, until he understood that he had to return and he did. His father received him with open arms, but the young man previously had to go through an anguishing process: admitting his sin, letting go of his pride, repenting, accepting God’s forgiveness, forgiving himself, and healing the wound. Although the consequences of sin can last, the wounds must be healthy so as not to give rise to the lie of Satan that due to one or more falls we stop being children. The Bible shows us many cases in which the ancient Hebrews showed their repentance by tearing their clothes, throwing themselves on ashes on their knees, and dust on top of their heads, with Jesus, this is no longer necessary, only true repentance, the genuine and sincere of heart. Repentance is a decision not a mere emotion, consequently seeking inner healing is a process, perhaps many times distressing, in which God works with our being in a complete and complete way. For this, it is necessary that many times we submit our pride and with true repentance make the wisest decision, that of returning to the Father’s house. Do not be afraid to return to the arms of Dad, enjoy his love and let your heart heal, even if the ashes may make the wounds burn a bit. In such a way you will be able to serve our God much better, with a healthy heart, free from hurts and bitterness. May on this day you feel the warmth and security of the Father’s embrace.
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