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In this great parable, Jesus tells a story of a Father and his two sons, and how they both dishonour their father. Instead of rejecting them, though, the Father mercifully invites them both to feast with him. For the son who returns from squandering his Father’s money in “wild living,” the Father shamefully runs to him to kiss him, gives him his own robe, and kills the fattened calf for him: all incredible images of God’s self-shaming, self-sacrificing love for those who come to him in their shame.