SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2023
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