Serving the Word: 11th March


Luke 15, 1-3.11-32:

“Let us hold a feast, for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and we have found him”.


In this passage of the Gospel there are different persons:

1: a father who is constantly waiting for his son,

2: a son who leaves his father’s house,

3: a brother who is jealous and protesting,

4: a servant…

They all act, almost all of them utter words, make gestures, express feelings.

If you had to choose a protagonist, which one would you choose?

I wouldn’t choose any of these characters as the main character.

For me, the true protagonist of this parable is the MERCY OF THE FATHER.


+ is the true home to which the absent Son returns,

+ it is the true embrace in which he is welcomed,

+ it is the true heart in which he feels loved and cherished,

+ it is the true banquet where this lost son will find joy again…

Throughout today, read this parable as often as you can. Savour it. And feel like this prodigal son: Immersed in the MERCY of your Father.

RETURN. Be reconciled with God. The Father always desires your return.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf



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