Saturday 23 March 2019

About Today Readings

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20. Psalm 102(103):1-4, 9-12. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The Lord is kind and merciful – Psalm 102(103):1-4, 9-12. 

‘Bring the best robe and put it on him.’

A father had two sons, and it seems he lost both: one steeped in sin and crime and the other behind a barricade of self-righteousness. This is a love story about us. Sometimes we are the young, irresponsible pleasure seeker. At other times we are the duty bound, over-responsible, self-righteous one. Recognition of this is important.

Our greatest challenge, however, is to reconcile within us both dimensions – claiming our gift in each. The strength of stability, perseverance and faithfulness and the joy of spontaneity, sensitivity and creativity. Father, you are constantly calling us to come home to claim our gifts, to the embrace of your love where we are unconditionally accepted and forgiven. Home to celebrate with you the new life of reconciliation, joy and creativity in our giftedness. ‘Here I am, Lord.’

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