It’s no secret that the corporate world and businesses can be competitive. But, the rivalry between two of the world’s most recognizable brands — Adidas and Puma — went far beyond mere corporate competition. It was a vicious family feud that not only pitted two brothers against one another, but also divided their hometown — and it lasted 60 years.
The New Testament, too, has a well-known story of a brotherly rival that we can find in Luke 15. Now, we know a lot of you have thought of this story as the prodigal son. In fact, your Bible might even have that as the headline before this narrative. But, this morning, we want to challenge your thinking. More than this story is about a singular prodigal son, it is a story of two prodigal brothers stuck in a family feud — the brother who left and the brother who stayed.