The parable by Jesus about the Prodigal Son is all too familiar. The prodigal son asks his father for his inheritance and squanders it all on women and wine. And in poverty he returns to the father and queries him to accept him as his servant. The Father quite contrary to popular convention forgives him and accepts him into his household as his very own. Prodigal Son as an idiom means success, jubilation and acceptance after a period of ignominy and destitution. The Prodigal Son is not a Parable but happens in real life. Father of Heaven be a Prodigal Son to me. To be prodigal is a mistake but to become the prodigal son is a victory.
We all know the story of the prodigal son who took his inheritance and lived a profligate life and finally went into penury. Then he returned to the father and asked forgiveness and his father whole heartedly embraced him. As an idiom it means a kind hearted father who forgives all the transgressions of his children.
My father is a prodigal son.
The heavenly father Christ is a prodigal son for all his sheep.