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The Prodigal’s Mother

​It isn’t hard to imagine another character in this timeless story.

Sometimes facts take awhile to register in the consciousness. Such was the case with my understanding of Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son. Since I’ve been studying and reading God’s Word for more than 40 years, I was certain I understood it well. I saw the central elements in the story, yes, but it took me years to see what, or rather who, was missing. Only recently did I understand that our Savior never mentioned the mother in the family.

So Many Questions

The absence of the prodigal’s mother may register with many attentive Bible students for the first time. Like me, most, if not …

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