To many, the parable of the prodigal son is perhaps the most relatable of Christ Jesus’ parables in the Bible because of its compelling account of redemption, forgiveness, and grace (see Luke 15:11–32 ). It’s a tale of two sons: an older son who stays home and a younger—the prodigal—who rebels by asking his father for his inheritance and leaving home for a “far country,” where he “wast[es] his substance” by living recklessly.
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