March 22, 2014
SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT
Everybody knows the story of the Prodigal Son, and it is easy for us to quickly read this passage without letting it really sink in. God is the Father in the parable, and he is our Father as well. The Father gave his son, you and I, all of the wealth that we need. Being human and sinners, we misuse what the Father gives us. Like us, the Prodigal Son turned to the things of this world to satisfy him, but he was still starving. When the son realized how far from his father he had fallen, he begged his father for forgiveness and mercy, and the father gave him what he asked for and more.
Just as the father in the parable awaited his son’s homecoming, so does our heavenly Father await our return! God is waiting for us to return to him once more so that he may forgive us and generously bless us with more than we could imagine.
Return to him, cast all of your sins and worries before him, and allow him to love you just as the father in the parable loved his son.
Class of 2015
Major: Biomedical sciences
St. Mary’s Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday. (0)