Upon his return, his father treats the young man with a generosity far more than he has a right to expect. He is given the best robe, a ring for his finger, and sandals for his feet (Luke 15:22). Clothing in the Bible may be symbolic of a character’s change in status (see Biblical clothing). In this instance, clothing and accessories represent his rebirth (“was dead and is alive again”) and newfound state (“was lost and is found,” Luke 15:23). Jewish philosopher Philo observes, “parents often “do not lose thought for their wastrel (asoton) children . . . In the same way, God too . . . takes thought also for those who live a misspent life, thereby giving them time for reformation, and also keeping within the bounds His own merciful nature. ” The Pesikta Rabbati has a similar story. “A king had a son who had gone astray from his father on a journey of a hundred days. His friends said to him, “Return to your father. ” He said, “I cannot. ” Then his father sent word, “Return as far as you can, and I will come the rest of the way to you. ” So God says, “Return to me, and I will return to you. ”
Sesame Street is an American educational children’s television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children’s Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U. S. ‘s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.