“The moments of spiritual upliftment from the sin of the young prodigal are, in fact, the steps of repentance of every man who desires to change his life, to make peace with God, with his fellow man, and with himself…[the elder son] represents godly believers who carry out God’s commandments, but are often very critical of sinners whom they judge more than they help to correct.”
(Patriarch Daniel of Romanian,  homily quote in basilica.ro)