I will go home to my father and say,
“Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you,
and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.
Please take me on as a hired servant.”
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,
and kissed him.
Luke 15:18-20 NLT