The Gospel for this week was the entirety of Luke 15, though the shortened form is Luke 15:1-10. There are three parables told this week: the good shepard, the woman and the lost coin, and the prodigal son. All of these parables emphasize God’s unending goodness and mercy, no matter how far we go astray or how many times we wander off the path he has set us on.
Instead of me explaining and analyzing these readings, I just want to leave you with a quote from last night’s homily. We had a visiting priest and he did a tremendous job of explaining these stories. Toward the end of his homily he said: “The joy of God is not the death of the sinner, it is the life of the sinner.”
You could think about that for years and still find fresh food for thought. That’s all for today, lovelies. Don’t be afraid to ask for mercy. He will welcome you home, no matter how long you’ve been away.
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Rembrandt. Credited to wikipedia.