Reflections on Prodigals

To be a prodigal means that one is recklessly spending, not counting the cost, being wasteful, perhaps with another’s possessions or with trust capital or with his own life. All of us know a prodigal. Maybe the one you know is your daughter. Maybe it’s your daddy. Perhaps it’s the nephew you watched grow up, or the wife you thought […]

For Prodigals and Those Who Love Them

Prodigal. The very word stirs quiet murmurs among parents gathered with friends, that pained glance and sympathetic nod. In a strange way we find some semblance of relief when we discover that the people around us get it. They too have a prodigal in the family—a son or daughter, a mom or husband, a nephew or best family friend. It […]