March 3, 2018 Saturday
Gospel : LK 15:1-3, 11-32
He was Lost and has been found
Today's gospel is the famous parable of the prodigal son, we may say that we have already read it for many times but what if, we take one step backward from it and ask why did Jesus shared this parable in the first place? It is written that Jesus addressed it to the Pharisees and scribes who complain, saying, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Therefore, the core message of the parable is in this complain itself - welcoming the sinners and eating with them. Now, the main question for us is this, "Are we welcoming the sinners or rejecting them? Are we eating with them or excluding them?"
God loves us so much that he will run for us, despite of our indifference with others, may we love like Him so that we may say the same words of Jesus, "Now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found."
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.