" 'Your brother has come home,' the servant replied. 'Your father has killed the fattest calf. He has done this because your brother is back safe and sound.'
"The older brother became angry. He refused to go in. So his father went out and begged him.
"But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I have always obeyed your orders. You never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
But this son of yours wasted your money with some prostitutes. Now he comes home. And for him you kill the fattest calf!'
" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me. Everything I have is yours.
But we had to celebrate and be glad. This brother of yours was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.' "