How to welcome prodigals

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.  Luke 15:20

Our posture toward those who are a long way off makes a difference. Love and compassion fill the gap and encourages prodigals to journey the rest of the way back. Running to meet them at least halfway shortens the journey.

Lord, restore the prodigals.