Okay, so most of us are familiar with this parable in Luke 15. For many of us it is an old favorite. Basic story. A son took his part of the inheritance and wasted it on wild living. (Another word for “wasting” his finances is “prodigal.” Thus, we have the title the “Prodigal Son.”) Eventually, the boy is so poor from his bad choices that he decides to come home, beg forgiveness, and serve as a slave on his father’s property. The father runs to his son, welcomes him and hosts a welcome home party. The older brother, however, refuses to join the party. The loving father tries to reason with his older son, but the parable ends with the son still refusing to attend the welcome home party.