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The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, “Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!” “My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” Luke 15:28-32 (NIV)
Jesus, You know the times that I have allowed resentment to steal my joy. Help me stop focusing on what others have that I believe I should have. Instead, help me see the many blessings that You have poured upon me. Open my eyes so that I can see that everything You have is already mine. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.