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  • • A prodigal's return for Chris – now Lord – Smith, who popped up at the Department of Culture Media and Sport this week.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • We have been there, and so many of us do know the joy of the prodigal's reappearance; take hope from that.

    chien perdu - French Word-A-Day

  • As a Christian, my first response to this business was the Our Lord Jesus Christ would not hold the prodigal's past against him, nor quibble about the worthiness of his first steps on his return.

    Responding to Response

  • We have been there, and so many of us do know the joy of the prodigal's reappearance; take hope from that.

    chien perdu - French Word-A-Day

  • Pass on the glad news and then wait for the prodigal's welcome home?

    Rose cottage

  • Pass on the glad news and then wait for the prodigal's welcome home?

    Rose cottage

  • P.C. Stringer, looking out of the window to the snow-covered car park, reported the prodigal's return.

    Frost at Christmas

  • "To the prodigal's return and to your happiness, nonna"

    Journey Into Love

  • And this seems so much the more likely by how much he saith, "I say unto you," as if he set himself against that common conceit of theirs: and that example he brings of a certain person that needed no repentance, viz., the prodigal's brother, savours rather of the Jewish doctrine than that he supposed any one in this world perfectly just.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The quasi-legal and casuistical side of the priest's dealings with the penitent, the con - structio of his failings and their subsumptio under the appropriate norms, was merely a preparation for the prodigal's reconciliation with his outraged father, i.e., the reestablishment of a condition of love.

    CASUISTRY

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