People didn’t know the full story of God’s goodness. That’s why Jesus told a tale about a lost son. This is a story about broken relationships and God’s love and forgiveness. It is God through Jesus who comes running toward us with vulnerability and radical abundant love. Jesus wants to restore our relationships – with God and with each other. He wants to give everyone a place to belong. In your story, when have you been surprised by the way someone has shown you acceptance and hope? When have you shown that to someone else?