Fourth Week of Lent Gospel Prodigal Son

Today's Gospel reading is the well known Parable of The Prodigal Son. This is a repost.

It first appeared on my blog for a Saturday Gospel Reading in the Second Week of Lent so  we can see how important the theme of forgiveness and reconcilaition is for Christ ...........

. aah yes, but there is one important thing that must happen first......... We have to change !!!

The themes of the parable are  Grief / Longing / Remorse / Forgiveness/ Reconciliation / Gratitude / Love.

We have all been there and will be many times in our lives !!

Perhaps poet and visionary T. S. Eliot best described the irony of an end being a beginning:

“We shall not cease from exploration/and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the very first time.”

What a feeling to be embraced again and to be in the arms of unconditional love, to be where we are accepted  and to discover that the end is actually the start of a new journey.

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