The Lenten Lessons of the Prodigal Son

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus’ critics level a charge against Him that unwittingly sums up the glory of salvation history.  What was it?

Gospel (Read Lk 15:1-3, 11-32)

St. Luke tells us “tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus.”  Isn’t this a beautiful thought for us to ponder during Lent?  Now that we are well into this penitential season, we are no doubt uncomfortably familiar with our own weaknesses and our bent toward sin.  St. Luke wants…

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