“Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger. I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.’ So he got up and went back to his father. “
Enter into the situation of the younger son.
Have you ever been down-and-out?
What can you learn from the son here to carry with you for whenever you are “in the pits” again?
Heritage word—“If we can believe we can change and become ‘new’ each day, then we can believe likewise in the ‘newness’ of one another.”
(Sister Joan Marie, 9th Provincial of the Toledo Province)