Joshua 5:9,10-12; Psalms 34:2-7; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3,11-32
A father had two sons. While the boys were still quite young the father was stricken with a terminal illness, and before he died, he had a long, heartfelt talk with the boys. He told them that his greatest hope was that they would get a good education, equip themselves well for life, and take their Christian Religion seriously. Most of all, he encouraged them to be of service to their fellow human beings — as he, their father, had been before them.
The first son went on to become a lawyer. He loved his father and treasured his counsel. He joined a Legal Aid Society, working long hours for low pay, protecting the legal rights of the poor. Because…
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