The Prodigal Father
One of the most well-known of Jesus parables is the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’. And yet the word prodigal is defined as “having or giving something on a lavish scale, in a recklessly extravagant way. In light of that this parable should actually be known as the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Father’, because the most startling act of extravagant and unrestrained love is exhibited in the way in which the Father responds to his two sons when he realizes that both of them were estranged from his Father-heart.
Sermon by Calven Celliers