4th Week in Lent : Sunday 27th March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Compassion:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “Parable of the Prodigal Son” to show that God’s Compassionate Love is unconditional, insofar as we repent of our sins.  Ponder on, “Is our pride in the way of seeking God’s Forgiving Love?  Do we allow God to transform us from our sinful ways?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 15:11b-17a, 18-19, 20b, 23b-24a

Jesus told the Pharisees and scribes this parable, ‘A man who had two sons. The younger said to his father, “Father, let me have the share of the estate that wuld come to me.” So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.

‘When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch; so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs. And he would willingly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating but no one offered him anything. Then he came to his senses and said, “I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your paid servants.”

‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him tenderly. The father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. We are going to have a feast, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.” ’