(Another story on the systemic failure of our culture)
Cleverly deceptive manipulating of systems in order to reap short term benefits at expense to be paid later, or by others or by our inheritors, is - or has been - considered justified and wise in its day - at least by all those who either rig the scam or fall for it.
What goes around, comes around. However, we all have an Inheritance that is our upon the remembrance and acceptance of our Father's Life.
The story of the Prodigal Son is a profoundly simple yet instructive symbol.
Power corrupts - that is it renders vain and arrogant the mind that thinks it can lord it over life.
IF we want to come back into the power of life and grow in life more abundant, then we have some true accounting to reckon with, along with restoring a true basis from which to live, and relate and communicate.
Truth isn't for scientists to determine. Nor is it restored by ever more complex manipulations of parts taken out from their true context. Truth is the basis for trust, in an integrity of purpose and basis for an actual relationship in which a sense of value is shared.
These things are the foundations in practice - and not mere idea to be templated into a business that replaces living interaction with processing data.
The 'Father' is the Source, Nature and Condition that IS life - as our Shared Inheritance - as inherent expressions of That Life.
The 'prodigal' is a separate and conflicting self interest raised on the 'death' or denial of The True Nature of our be-ing. One could see it as a game of struggle, becoming and overcoming... like a sort of addictive computer game.
But the price for the mind that tries to get for itself at expense of others is isolation, pain or conflict, an imprisoned sense of limitation in shallow joys that are gone as soon as they arise.
I don't care to peddle religion as any kind of belief or ideological identity - but to awaken the heart's knowing; discernment.
In the remembering of the Father and in willingness to be a servant - does the Father 'rush out to meet him, as the inherent qualities of Being that were denied by 'setting out in one's own separate and self serving delusion. These qualities are our Inheritance, and have been held in trust while we dally in deceits.
I see no way that such realisation will occur to the thinking that thinks it knows or judges all things, so the waking will be under the radar.
Re-evaluate with as true discernment as your fears can be allayed to allow, and invest, trade and share in what is revealed as truly valuable.
Fear blinds. Once you can trigger fear you can manipulate - and be manipulated. But the guidance of fear is not true, so much as deceptive ways of hiding from truth; of protecting the 'lie'.
But a lie revealed to be illegitimate or in valid is no longer available to hide in. This 'bankruptsy' was inherent from the outset, but has just taken a very long time to be exposed in its true nature.
Trapped in our own thinking from which we cannot escape means - do not look to such confusion as your guide. To desist from blocking life allows it - of itself - to rise.
Thankyou for your attention.
(It is a living aspect of your true Inheritance)