Today’s Gospel reading comes to us from Luke 15:11-32 and it narrates for us the well-known parable of the Prodigal Son. The Fathers of the Church say that if no other passage of Scripture survived, it would be enough to be saved, because it encapsulates the whole human condition and its solution, Jesus Christ. The younger son in the parable suffered like many today with an attitude of entitlement and demanded his inheritance, which he is given and subsequently squanders with prodigal living finding himself in a far country. Each of us must come to a point like the prodigal and realize we too have alienated ourselves from God in a far country and lost our original beauty because of our brokenness. Orthodox Christians should come to ourselves and realize we belong in the Father's house, the Church, which is in this world but not of this world.