First we have lost sheep, then lost coins and now Jesus completes the trifecta with the parable of the lost child. The beauty of this parable is that sometimes we are lost in the way of the younger son and sometimes we are lost in the way of the older.
All of us are in need of God's grace - maybe especially those who presume to already have it.
One of my favorite songs by the Rolling Stones is from their Beggar's Banquet album - Prodigal Son. It was written by Rev. Robert Wilkins under the original title, "That's No Way to Get Along". I sang this song on Sunday during worship which I've wanted to do for a while when this passage came up in the lectionary. I was glad Hagen Jackson was able to learn it on the guitar so quickly!