Prodigals – human as well as animal – don’t always look the way we expect. They might not strike us as bitter, rebellious, or unstable. Their inner struggles don’t always show in their attitude or actions. Yet they still wander. They still need restoration. And, whatever their driftings, God is more than willing to give it.
Jesus owed His life to no one. Yet He chose to give it up. Because it was the only way to truly bring us and the entire creation "home".
It's vital for us to understand how to both receive and extend forgiveness. Just as a business' financial survival depends on managing its accounts, so our spiritual lives depend on addressing ours in a God-honoring way.