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Prodigal Son From the Gospel of Luke and by Garrison Keillor a comparison Many parables originated from Christianity One of the most well-known ones is the Prodigal Son In fact due to its popularity it is often quoted from and different adaptations of it have been written and even acted out The original version of the Prodigal Son is from the Gospel of Luke 1511-32 Garrison Keillor a celebrated fiction writer and host of a weekly live radio show attempted and succeeded at such an adaptation of this parable and came up with a humorous version of his own in which he retold the story through a radio drama A parable is a short simple story which conveys a moral or a lesson These lessons are taught by use of comparisons During early Christianity Jesus used parables to communicate the hidden truths of Gods kingdom Through these short stories the people were able to understand the lessons better because they were able to relate to them from Jesus use of illustrations and examples taken from their daily life These parables helped the people apply these life lessons in their goals to be Christians and because of this importance the parables were always of a serious mood or tone For this reason Keillors version of the Prodigal Son seems unnatural because of the way he portrayed it yet its lesson still comes across In the Gospel of Luke the Prodigal Son accounts the story of a father and his two sons From this story the father-son relationship that God has with humanity is portrayed The sin of human nature through the younger sons selfishness and squandering and through the older sons incapability of forgiveness is also shown Gods unconditional and merciful love is also represented as the father received his younger son with open arms despite of what he had suffered In short the parable reveals that we humans have a free will and
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