For my final project, I chose the Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32), having hearing this many times. I was well interested in this subject. I asked my mother questions including, easy opinion questions up to hard-thinking questions. She had to think really hard for a half an hour span for some of these questions, including, “who does the older son remind you of?”. After a while, we came up with 5 substantial answers and our conversation ended. The first question I asked her was which person she related most to in the story, giving her a word box of the older son, the father, or the “prodigal” son. Then I said “Why?” and told her to explain her reasoning. This was a fairly easy and arguably the fastest question she responded to. She answered that she most relates to the younger son. She said, “I know that no matter what I do in my life, no matter what I think about myself, or what is my social status at this time, in my heart I always know that I am always loved and accepted by my heavenly father. She believes that God is always there for us and will always forgive our sins no matter what the degree is, even murdering your family, which is a metaphor to leaving them and dumping them, trying to start a new life—which doesn’t work out in this story. Her answer related to mine, for if I was to be interviewed I would’ve chosen the younger son and said something similar to what she did. The second question was “If you were the father, how would you react when your lost son came back? Why do you think the father reacts as he does in the story?” This was more a personal question, which involved ideal thinking and brainstorming for my mom. After about five minutes, she replied saying that she would be very happy and relieved. She strongly stated, “I praise that the father in the tale was able to overcome his frustration and anger that his son abandoned him, and showed him the most important feeling,...
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