Parable of the Lost Son

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Jesus’ association with sinners angers the Pharisees. It is in this context that Jesus tells the beautiful story about love and forgiveness. Though the parable focuses on the one son’s bad behavior and the other’s jealously, it is the father’s unwavering and extravagant love that is at the heart of the story.

Prayer: I pray this day for families, particularly those in distress because of estrangement. May the Holy Spirit help them find their way through the anger and resentment and on to love.