prodigal son


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prodigal son,

in the New Testament, parable of Jesus about heaven and the sinner who repents. A young man leaves home and becomes a wastrel; repentant, he returns to be received with joyful welcome.

prodigal son

squanders share of money in reckless living. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]

prodigal son

received with open arms by loving father. [N.T.: Luke 15:20–21]
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The histories in this book should convince them that God is always waiting for sinners, like the father of the prodigal son.
It concerns two Irish brothers who aren't nearly as different as they consider themselves: Tommy Caffee (Jason Clarke), a rising Rhode Island politico, and prodigal son Michael (Jason Isaacs), a thug who returns to ``The Hill,'' the Caffee family's neighborhood, after a seven-year disappearance following a grisly murder.
Triple-bill support comes from fast-rising Brummie band Envy and Other Sins, whose Prodigal Son was one of the best singles of 2005, and Bright Space.
His star turns this past season in Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Glen Tetley's Rite of Spring thrilled audiences, in part because Porretta matched the pyrotechnics with a high emotional intensity.
IT WAS the return of a prodigal son when Dion Dublin set foot once more upon the hallowed turf of Highfield Road.
The pieces include A Thousand Years, with flies hatching from a rotting cow's head, and The Prodigal Son, a bisected calf, which are worth pounds 3million.
HAMILTON'S prodigal son Jose Quitongo returned to inspire Accies to a win but couldn't celebrate in his favourite nightclub.
Also playing are Prodigal Son,and night hosts,Odega.
Mitchell uses stories about Jesus' life and hi s death (from the Scriptures), and he tells the main parables, including the favorite stories of the Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan.
Val Ward and Neil Pollard collected for the third time in less than two months with Prodigal Son, who gained a tenacious win in the Ladbroke in Zongalero's Handicap, writes Neil Morrice.
By the 1983 election, the rift among machine politicians had widened so much that half of the party backed June Byrne and the rest sided with prodigal son Illinois Attorney General Richard Daley Jr.
15, 1-3, 11-32), we learn about the story of the loving Father who dismissed the case of his prodigal son who had come home to beg for forgiveness.