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PRODIGAL, civil law, persons. Prodigals were persons who, though of full age, were incapable of managing their affairs, and of the obligations which attended them, in consequence of their bad conduct, and for whom a curator was therefore appointed.
     2. In Pennsylvania, by act of assembly, an habitual drunkard is deprived of the management of his affairs, when he wastes his property, and his estate is placed in the bands of a committee.

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If we are afraid or confused because it has been a long time since we confessed and we don't know what to do, be like the prodigal son.
Someone said that the prodigal son took after his own father.
In his book The Return of the Prodigal Son (Image Books), Nouwen writes that the image "makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time ...
The Holy Father identified another temptation that sets up obstacles to those who, like the prodigal son, come to the father's house for mercy and bread: "the temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises, (the spirit); within the law, within the certitude of what we know and not of what we still need to learn and to achieve.
The Prodigal Son: The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son.
A spokesman for manufacturers Falcon Games said they had stopped making the Return Of The Prodigal Son jigsaw, so it would be impossible for them to provide the final piece.
Buried Child draws not only on the parable of the Prodigal Son, but also on agricultural myth similar to that found in Oedipus the King (ca.
Diving into the turbulence of colour, which will reveal his destiny as an artist, young Harwan is ecstatic at his power to paint, and in that state of trance he approaches Rembrandt's painting The Return of the Prodigal Son. He approaches it to the point of entering into it, of grafting himself onto it, of himself becoming the son prostrated before the father and receiving the blessing of forgiveness.
Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son recounts the misadventures of a young man from a well-to-do family who demands his inheritance early and proceeds to squander it on what the King James Version calls (with admirable economy of language) "riotous living." Then a famine--the biblical equivalent of a deep recession--sets in.
Big House The Birdman Pinot Grigio 2006, made from 78% pinot grigio and 22 % sauvignon blanc sourced in Monterey County, is a refreshing white with apple and citrus flavors; Big House The Lineup G/S/M 2006 is made from 50% grenache (the G), 30% syrah (the S) and 20% mourvedre (the M), featuring raspberries, blackberries and some spice; Big House The Slammer Syrah 2006, made from 85% syrah and 15% petite sirah from Monterey; and Big House The Prodigal Son Petite Sirah 2005, is made of 100% petite sirah from Paso Robles.
Big House The Birdman Pinot Grigio 2006, made from 78% pinot grigio and 22% sauvignon blanc sourced in Monterey County, is a refreshing white with apple and citrus flavors; Big House The Lineup G/S/M 2006 is made from 50% grenache (the G), 30% syrah (the S) and 20% mourvedre (the M), featuring raspberries, blackberries and some spice; Big House The Slammer Syrah 2006, made from 85% syrah and 15% petite sirah from Monterey; and Big House The Prodigal Son Petite Sirah 2005, is made of 100% petite sirah from Paso Robles.
TODAY'S text is about the elder brother in Jesus' famous story of The Prodigal Son. His heart was full of discontent, jealousy, bitterness and resentment.
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