Sin can gratify but never satisfy. Both the older brother and the younger brother based acceptance on performance versus the Father’s love for all His children. “In a sense, the prodigal son in the pigpen is better than the prideful son in the pulpit.” The Christian life is not about performance. The Christian life is about a Person. What brings us home from the far country of performance? Coming to the end of our self-sufficiency and knowing our identity in Christ.