Kelly Smith- Deconstructing the Parable of the Prodigal Son

“When I first came to faith so many people exclaimed ‘the prodigal son has come home’, and while there are similarities between the younger brother in this story and my experience of “coming home”, if we think that that is the only and most important meaning of this parable, then we have missed the point. Jesus is not talking to the rebellious pastors kids or the wayward backsliders. He is talking to the Pharisees and Teachers of the law, exposing what underlies their seeming selflessness.”