In the last in my series on the parables of Jesus, James Holt joins us to discuss 'The Parable Of The Prodigal Son'. We discuss why he loves the parable so much, the significance at the time and the various interpretations of what it means today. We also consider how you can use it in the classroom.
We don't actually discuss what the word 'prodigal' means , which we probably should have done.
Prodigal means someone who spends money or uses resources freely and recklessly; who is wastefully extravagant! You'll see why!
The story is read by one of my year 11 students, Scarlett (she slayed it!)
And the book that James refers to is 'Short Stories By Jesus' by Amy-Jill Levine;