A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 11 March

Micah 7:14-15,18-20; Ps 103: 1-4, 9-12; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

We are loved sinners

The sinners want to be with Jesus and as they gather, despite the remarks of the Pharisees, they know that they will feel more human. These loved sinners remind us of a more loving way of seeing one another and the importance of being nourished in the company of Jesus. Jesus offers stories to explain loving forgiveness and as good as they are, being in his company conveys the reminder that we are all loved sinners. Instinctively, the sinners know that being in the company of Jesus allows them to feel more human again. In many ways Lent is an opportunity to be more attentive to our relationship with Jesus, so it isn’t about our performance or how good we think we are but allowing stories of a lost drachma, sheep and son to remind us of our need of him.

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