A Letter to the Elder Brother

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.” [Luke 15:28]

Dear Brother,

I remember it like it was just yesterday; the hurt look on your face when I told you I was leaving home. I remember the conversation we had. You tried to dissuade me from leaving. You thought I was making a bad choice. You feared for my life. You begged and pleaded with me not to leave. But I was obstinate. My mind was set. This place just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I had a whole world awaiting me: territories to conquer, opportunities to grab, a life to live.

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