The Heart of the Father — Integrated Catholic Life™

The gospel passage for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year C) is taken from Chapter 15 of Luke’s Gospel where Jesus tells us three parables of God’s rich mercy: The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, and The Prodigal Son. 

The story of the prodigal son is sometimes referred to as the Parable of the Merciful Father and his Two Sons.

A common theme runs through all three stories of mercy:

  • Something or someone of value is lost; 
  • A great, seemingly exaggerated search for what is…

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