In this parable, Jesus reveals the identity of the father.
"He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’” (Luke 31-32)
At the end of the parable, Jesus reveals to his Jewish audience who the father is. He is Jesus’ Father (Abba), who, like the father of the Prodigal Son, is the heart of unconditional love and nothing less. Through the parable, Jesus shows that, despite the distances we may put between ourselves and God through sin, the Father is always waiting with open arms to welcome us back into his kingdom.+
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