Second Saturday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Saturday of Lent, March 23, 2019 WORD of the DAY So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son. But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found. Then the celebration began. How shall I live this Word? This Gospel of the ‘spendthrift’ son has greatly stimulated artists of all times and places. Among the most known and loved, the pictorial work embraces is the Father of Rembrandt. This young man was lost and was found. This is what happened to the sheep saved by the shepherd from the cliffs and to the coin found after much searching. It is the Gospel message, repeated many times, “that nothing must be lost, and that this is accomplished thanks to the good Father/Shepherd. And there is something more that characterizes this discovery: the joyful party. He celebrates for his son who has returned home; there is a feast among the shepherds for the sheep brought back to the fold;... read more

Best Lent Ever | Lenten Reflections 2019 | Be the Change | Dynamic Catholic

  It’s amazing what happens when you stop and look up. You can be more attentive to a friend in need, experience a beautiful afternoon, and create more Holy Moments throughout the day. What about you? What change would you most like to see in our culture? #BestLentEver Source: Best Lent Ever | Lenten Reflections 2019 | Be the Change | Dynamic... read more
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