The Prodigal

Today’s Gospel was the story of the Prodigal Son. It’s a story that we can often take for granted, but we need to be able to constantly look at our lives through the light of the Word of God, especially through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Here is something I wrote my Junior Year in high school as a reflection on this Gospel.

As you look into my eyes,
You plead for me to stay.
I want to leave this world behind.
You let me go.

I gather my things and leave
I just want what’s best for me.
I want to gain riches, I want to gain fame.
Earthly desires are my only aim.

My mind is in the wrong place.
From you, I should hide my face.
I waste all you have given.
I am Your Prodigal Son.

I lose the riches I had.
I live with the swine in the scum.
I see the pain I have caused.
Can I come back to you?

My mind was in the wrong place.
From you, I should hide my face.
I have wasted what you have given.
I am Your Prodigal Son.

For you, I shall work.
For you, I shall serve.
For you, I will give up my life.

My mind was in the wrong place.
From you, I shall hide my face.
I shall come back empty handed.
I am Your Prodigal Son.

I see my son approach.
I run out to greet him.
My son was lost and now found,
Was dead but is now risen.

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Duc In Altum

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