“Then the father
Said to him.
You are always
All that is mine
ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Τέκνον, σὺ πάντοτε μετ’ ἐμοῦ εἶ, καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐμὰ σά ἐστιν·
This long parable story about the 2 sons can only be found in Luke, not in any of the other gospel stories. Luke indicated that Jesus said that the father turned to his son, calling him son (Τέκνον). He said to him (ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ) that he was always with him (σὺ πάντοτε μετ’ ἐμοῦ εἶ). All that that belonged to the father belonged to him, this oldest son (καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐμὰ σά ἐστιν). Who does the oldest son represent? Is it the Pharisees, or the newly forming righteous followers of Jesus? These are honest hard-working people trying to do God’s will. What was the big deal about this sinning brother? Why not just forget about him? Which brother do you feel more like?