Through the parable of the prodigal son, we explore how both the prodigal son and the elder are lost. While one rejects the father and succumbs to sin, the other stays and makes himself a slave through dutiful work. The father is misunderstood by both sons and the parable challenges us in what our view of God is. Is our view like the sons, or is it like what Jesus shares, a Father who is compassionate and loving and who longs to restore both sons?