the prodigal son


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the prodigal son

One who has returned after spending time away doing or pursuing something that was not condoned by the family or organization they had left, and who is now repentant for their actions. The phrase comes from a parable in the Bible about a son who leaves his father to seek his fortune and returns humbled. Well, looky here, the prodigal son has returned. Guess you didn't like that fancy new company that poached you last year.
See also: prodigal, son
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In his book The Return of the Prodigal Son (Image Books), Nouwen writes that the image "makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time .
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The parables of the sower, the Good Samaritan, and the Prodigal Son, among others, are put into a modern setting, after which participants discuss the lessons and ways to apply Jesus' teachings.
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COVENTRY writer and storyteller Roger Price has turned the Bible stories of The Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan into a performance work called Parables.
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