What is the Kingdom of God like? Jesus describes it in Luke 15:11-32 as a family—a family of broken and estranged relationships that are being restored to love and unity. In this example, Jesus mentions three main characters: the younger son, the older son, and the Father.
According to Jesus’ story of the Kingdom of God, the younger son leaves home and does not know where he belongs. The Father (representing God) reaches out to him, and with his loving embrace welcomes him home—and restores him to the family.