March 31 - 4th Sunday of Lent : Reconciliation

March 29th, 2019

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First Reading Joshua 5:9a,10-12
The Israelites celebrate the Passover in the promised land.

 

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 34:2-7
A prayer of praise to God.

 

Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Paul preaches our reconciliation with Christ.

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 15:1-3,11-32

 

 

 

In Baptism, we’re given a divine birthright, made “a new creation,” as Paul puts it in today’s Epistle. But when we sin, we’re like the prodigal, quitting our Father’s house, squandering our inheritance in trying to live without Him.

Lost in sin, we cut ourselves off from the grace of sonship lavished upon us in Baptism. It is still possible for us to come to our senses, make our way back to the Father, as the prodigal does. And Lent is the acceptable time to do just that.