“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” -Luke 15:20
Love was greater than the stench. Love was greater than the sin.
Repentance brings joy to God!
[from 10.13.2013 Sunday Morning Sermon by Pastor Steve Wainright on Luke 15:11-32]