Back in February, I posted this. The title was "Todays Prodigal Sons".
What was I ignorant about? The meaning of the word prodigal. If you look up the word in dictionary.com, you will find out that prodigal means:
- wastefully or recklessly extravagant: prodigal expenditure.
- giving or yielding profusely; lavish (usually fol. by of or with): prodigal of smiles; prodigal with money.
- lavishly abundant; profuse: nature's prodigal resources.
- –noun- a person who spends, or has spent, his or her money or substance with wasteful extravagance; spendthrift.
Now, how did I find that out? I have been reading Plastic Jesus: Exposing the Hollowness of Comfortable Christianity. So far, it is an excellent book! If you'd like to read a few excerpts visit the authors blog here and here.
What I like about it so far is that it gets "into your business" but is still fun to read!