The Real World and How it Really Works
(Parable of the Prodigal Son)
Does your mother or father ever give you more than enough money when you go on trips with friends or out of town with a school event? They always give you way more than you need in a lifetime, you ask for twenty and they give you double of what you need. Parents always have a way of making sure you have more than enough of what you need to get by with. Well in the story Parable of the Prodigal Son the father gives his second son a bunch of money for him to go live off on his own and he ends up blowing all the money and coming back home. There are many questions we can ask about this story, but the three that I want to focus on is do you think it’s a good idea to give your kid a lot of money or make them work for what they want in life, do you think it’s good parenting that he throw a party after he blew all the money and last question we will focus on is do you think parents chose favorites.
The first question we will talk about is, do you think it’s a good idea to give your kid a lot of money or make them work for what they want in life? In the story the dad expects his oldest son to work really hard and earn what he makes from living, but his youngest son is a different story. The dad gives the younger kid all the money he needs to leave the village and go into the city and live his life, he doesn 't make him work for the money to see what it’s really like working hard and making your own money and not getting everything handed to you in life. The youngest boy takes all the money leaves town and ends up blowing all the money that dad gives him and ends up living on the streets behind a dumpster. Then the boy realizes that he could just go home whenever he ...
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...s it obvious that you have one kid you like more than the rest of your kids. Don’t be like the father who shows it in front of the other kids by giving one kid a bunch of money. “And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound” Page 304, Verse 27.
Clearly this story has tons and tons more messages and things to talk about, but I only had enough time for three of them. The three that I talked about were the messages that stood out the most and are the easiest ones to find in the story. Like do you think parents chose favorites, do you think it’s good parenting that he throw a party after the kid blew all the money and do you think its a good idea to give your kid a lot of money in the first place or should you make them work for all the money that they need for things.
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