“He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends. But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughtered the fattened calf.’ He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’”
Listen to the conversation between the older son and the father and be aware of your feelings.
What does it remind you of in our world today?
Pray for the grace to glean a life lesson for yourself when you encounter seeming injustice or what you might consider the “unjust” forgiveness of another.
Heritage word—“For each of us, God the Father waits this Lent to welcome us home.”
(Sister Constance Marie, 10th Provincial of the Toledo Province)