When we have a broken relationship, what approach should we take when we are the offender or the offended? Jesus told a very powerful parable about a son who disrespected his father and wasted his inheritance early, because he was driven by selfish entitlement. But he quickly learned that pride and sin only leads to disillusionment. Instead of continuing in that, he humbled himself and repented, to the Lord and his father. This is necessary for there to healing and restoration, and his father response is a picture of God’s grace, and our need to show the same mercy and forgiveness.