Life is complicated and often requires expert juggling. Balancing work and home, time between your kids and your spouse, having to be in two places at once, and your faith with everything else are just a few.
Most commentators, pastors and teachers agree that the father in this parable represents God the Father. And the son . . . well, that’s you and me. And you know that bad or stupid decisions are not beyond our capabilities.
We should each be able to go to bed every night and reflect back on the day and know that we took at least one action to move us a little closer to God and His intention for our lives. And that one thing is different for each of us.
Distractions are not always bad. Sometimes they are God-appointed and can change the course of your life. There are times when God wants to speak to us, and we need to be aware of being too focused to miss it.