Lost for 12 years, a prodigal father is found
Loving friends and family embrace Eddie Dotson, who lived on an L.A. sidewalk.
Prodigal doesn't mean lost, no matter what the language and message hear from the parable of the Prodigal Son. It means wasteful.
And if you enjoy the language and literature of the Bible, here are earlier versions of that parable. It's quite a joy to read and hear.