The story of the lost (“Prodigal”) son is one of the most popular of Jesus, but it’s much more complex than we often consider. Rather than making easy interpretations about repentance and forgiveness, we might look at what it says to us more deeply about the messiness of our families. Sometimes the one we’ve lost is right in our own household. We’re called to do whatever it takes to find the lost and celebrate with others so that the lost person never becomes lost again. We have to take advantage of resurrection and new life when they happen to us.