So this one kid goes up to his dad, who was the unquestioned boss in Jewish culture, and says, get this, “Dad, I can’t wait for you to die and leave me your cash. Give it to me now.” I can just imagine the audience listening to Jesus. Right there, this kid has earned a total smackdown.
But the story doesn’t go the way we expect. Jesus says, the father in the story says “Yes”! Sure, kid take half of what I own and do whatever you want. And what does a stupid kid want to do with a bunch of money he didn’t work for? He wants to leave town, go somewhere like Vegas, and spend all that cash on sex, drugs and rock and roll. So he does. So long, suckers!