Rebellion sometimes happen when parents unintentionally hurt their children while trying to discipline them. No matter how hard it is, we should always honor our father and mother regardless of the situation – because they can’t be with us forever! Here’s a short script between a brother and a prodigal son…
Najmi: Rahim, Rahim.
Rahim: Why are you here?
Najmi: “There’s no place like home, my dearest brother,.” So you better come home with me now.
Rahim: I’m sorry, but this is my home. I’m happy here. I don’t think father would like to see me – for him, everything I do is wrong!
Najmi: Of course not! Father is just telling you things for your own good but you don’t listen to him, you ran out of the house! Mother is always crying because of your absence.
Rahim: Excuse me Najmi. You’re just my younger brother. Don’t act like father. Go back to your house now! I’ll stay here. They’re nice to me. They’re like a family to me now.
Najmi: I really don’t want to get angry with you Rahim but I’m having difficulty controlling myself but I can have more patience because of father. He pleaded for me not to be angry with you. He wants you to go back home because he loves you so much!
Rahim: Loves me so much? Huh! You’re kidding! I know- he doesn’t care for me. He even scolded me over the phone, so – I hung up.
Najmi: Even for the last time, you don’t want to see father?
Rahim: What do you mean for the last time?
Najmi: Father’s gone – and it’s all because of you! (both with tears in their eyes now)
Rahim: What? Father’s dead? Oh no! I don’t believe you.
Najmi: Yes, it’s true, when you hung up on him over the phone, he had a heart attack but before he died, he asked me to give him your picture. He embraced it and he said, “I love you my son. I miss you. Please come home.”
Rahim: Father…. I’m so sorry. I love you too father. Please forgive me.
Najmi: (Nods his head) Let’ go home…
Rahim: Yes and from now on I’ll be a good son and a good brother to you also.
Lesson in life: We can lose a loved one in an instant so, always let them know you care.