Francis 4:8-16 A certain man had two sons. 8 And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of substance that falls to me. So he divided unto them both his substance. 9 And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went away into a distant country and there wasted his substance, living riotously. 10 And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country, and he began to be in need. 11 And so his father came to him, and said: How many hired servants are there in my house that abound with bread, while you are here perishing with hunger. 14 You have sinned before me and against heaven! 15 But you are my son and far more worthy than one of my hired servants. 16 And the younger son said: Father, indeed you have sinned against Heaven, and before all.