I will arise and go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned to Heaven, and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet far off, his father saw him, and had compassion on him, and ran and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Sufficient for such a one is this rebuke by many; so that on the other hand you ought to forgive and comfort him, that he may not be overwhelmed with excessive sorrow. I exhort you, therefore, to confirm your love to him;