Two Brothers and a Graceful Father

“The older brother did not stick up for the younger when he was being picked on, teased or even beaten up. Most couldn’t blame the older because the younger was deserving of everything he received, well most things. What dumbfounded the older son most was the amount of love, forgiveness and grace shown to the younger by the Father. Most of the time the older would say to the Father, “It’s time to show tough love Dad.” “Let him stay a night in jail.” “Don’t go talk to his teacher again to get an extension on his paper.” “He’s not going to learn obedience,” if you keep showing him grace.” But the Father would not listen. And it was not only the older son who said these things but everybody. The Father was just too…. too… nice. And then something happened that would change the family forever…”