As we continue our journey through Lent, we find light in the darkness and hope for our struggles. The salvation story brought into focus by Jesus reaches out to rescue and comfort the lost while also challenging and teaching those who believe they have never strayed. Thus, the well-known parable described as the prodigal son, might better be called the prodigal son and the stingy brother. Jesus understands his ministry of inclusion to the broken must be undergirded by his ministry of persuasion to the capable. This dual focus meets our need whether weak or strong. Sometimes we need comfort. Sometimes we need to be the comforters.