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Saturday 2nd March, 2013
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20. The Lord is kind and merciful—Ps 102(103):1-4, 9-12. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.

  
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‘Everything I have is yours.’

We can learn many things from the two brothers in this most well-known of Jesus’ parables. If we look at them in spiritual terms, they can represent two stages of spiritual growth: the exciting moment of initial conversion to the Lord and the various times after that when our conversion deepens. The younger son sees how he has really messed up and needs to return to his father. By contrast, the older son just doesn’t realise what he has.

Lent is the perfect time to come closer to God, no matter what our situation. We might be the most observant of believers or the most messed-up of sinners. It doesn’t matter. Like the father in this parable our heavenly Father is eager to run to us, embrace us, and clothe us with love and grace. There’s nothing like experiencing conversion - over and over again.

 

 

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