Word of the Day: Prodigal

Oct 19, 2021 | Words of Wisdom

PRODIGAL – one who has returned as a better person after a long absence; a repentant return of a person

Michael Simone S.J. writes, “Jesus offers the Parable of the Prodigal Son to illustrate God’s joy at the return of a lost soul. Whenever Christians forget that freedom and duty serve a higher purpose, they run the risk of losing themselves to their own ego. Only those who turn all things toward love will be able to welcome back the lost.”

Scripture: Luke 15:32

“It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.”


“The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.” 

— Max Lucado


Shirley Alarie from Finding God Among Us gives us 3 lessons the Prodigal Son Parable can teach us about life. Check out her article for valuable insights on this topic.

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