Luke 15:11 - 21 (NLT) 14About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was
feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. 17“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,
19and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ 20“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.
Matthew 5:20 (NASB)
20“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses (exceeds - ESV) that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.