Fourth Sunday of Lent
Posted by prepareformass on March 7, 2013
Sunday March 10th 2013 is the Fourth Sunday of Lent
Prodigal Son. Once was lost, now is found
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
When the poor one called out, the LORD heard,
and from all his distress he saved him.
Whoever is in Christ is a new creation:
the old things have passed away;
behold, new things have come.
And all this is from God,
who has reconciled us to himself through Christ
and given us the ministry of reconciliation,
namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
not counting their trespasses against them
and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, the Gospel of the father and the two sons better known as the Parable of the “Prodigal Son” (Lk 15:11-32) is proclaimed. This passage of St Luke constitutes one of the peaks of spirituality and literature of all time. Indeed, what would our culture, art and more generally our civilization be without this revelation of a God the Father so full of mercy? It never fails to move us and every time we hear or read it, it can suggest to us ever new meanings. Above all, this Gospel text has the power of speaking to us of God, of enabling us to know his Face and, better still, his Heart. After Jesus has told us of the merciful Father, things are no longer as they were before. We now know God; he is our Father who out of love created us to be free and endowed us with a conscience, who suffers when we get lost and rejoices when we return. For this reason, our relationship with him is built up through events, just as it happens for every child with his parents: at first he depends on them, then he asserts his autonomy; and, in the end if he develops well he reaches a mature relationship based on gratitude and authentic love.
Mass Preparation for this Sunday
- Fourth Sunday of Lent Cycle C (frdoug.typepad.com)
- 3/10/2013 Lost and Found (richbrownforewords.wordpress.com)
- Lent ……. Day Nineteen (banksshot.wordpress.com)
- Year C – The Fourth Week of Lent – Luke 151-3,11-32 (revisedcommonlectionarydevotional.wordpress.com)