Is God different from what you imagine?! 3 The father who lost a son

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In this third parable of the series, the context is really accessible – not an animal, not an object, but a family! God is characterised by the father. But he agrees to the son’s insulting demand, puts into his hands all that money knowing he couldn’t handle it, yearns for the return of a selfish loser who has squandered half the family finances, and then blankly refuses to shut down the celebration so completely undeserved. Is this really good parenting?