Are we like the other son?
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32. The parable of the prodigal son
Why did the father accept back the lost son? Because he knew that the son has humbled himself and has fully repented. The other son who felt slighted by the father’s welcoming of the lost son seems very relatable – growing resentful towards the lost one (kinda parallel to cancel culture, isn’t it?) and not being forgiving. The flaw of the other son is being too hardened and insensitive even when the lost son has been repenting already.
If we relate this to Philippine politics, are we being like the other son when we keep on “not forgiving” the Marcoses for their documented and proven wrongdoings? I don’t think so! The difference between the prodigal son and the BBM camp is that the prodigal son has acknowledged his wrongdoing, while the latter is doubling down on justifying wrongdoing as the “golden age” of the Philippines!
How can forgiveness be granted to a person or group who has not repented?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 86: MARCH 27, 2022]