March 6 - Fourth Sunday of Lent – Reconciliation

March 1st, 2016

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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 Corinthians5:17-21
Paul preaches our reconciliation with Christ.

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

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

Lost in sin, we cutourselves off from the grace of sonship lavished upon us in Baptism. It isstill 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.