The Father’s Celebration

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

This Sunday’s gospel contains the parable of the Prodigal Son. Jesus offers this story as a window into the heart of the Father, revealing to us a God who is not only willing, but eager to forgive us.

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The Power to Forgive

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

In my message for Easter Sunday I wrote about how Christ overcame the most serious problem that we all face — death. But Jesus doesn’t just treat the symptom. He gets to the root of the problem. To truly conquer death, Christ had to take away the cause of death, which is sin (see Rom 5:12). This is why at each and every Mass we say, “Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us…”

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