This Bible passage speaks to me more now than ever. With recent events in my family, I try to tell them their actions are wrong with scripture. My knowledge of scripture has increased and a lot of times I can relate to someone’s action by what the word of God says. I feel like I have done more harm than good, and I just don’t know anymore. I love my family and I feel like I have no personal pride in my walk with Christ. I want to share my love for God and His gospel message with them, but when I do I am told that I’m being judgmental. Am I as guilty as this older son, who feels he deserves the best of his father’s attention. Is using scripture a harsh way to tell someone that their actions don’t what Christ teaches? I know that I have my flaws and personal demons, and really hate that I can’t keep the very word of God I teach and explain. Please pray for me and family, in these troubled times. Pray that the Spirit of the Lord enter their hearts and help me more like the loving father in the prodigal story parable. I just want you in the family of the God of love. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel Jerry Head.