13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. (Luke 15:13-16, ESV)
His few days of destitution were likely steamy with resentment. He was mad at everyone. Everyone was to blame. His friends that abandoned him; his older brother that didn’t care enough to bail him out; his boss that didn’t pay him enough; and his father that let him go. Are you full of this kind of resentment.
Prayer: Lord, free me from my own bitterness and inability to forgive.