Sunday, March 27, 2022
The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent for Year C remind us that God is always waiting for us to return to Him so we can receive the abundance of life he offers us. The first reading (Joshua 5:9A, 10-12) tells of how the Israelites celebrated Passover on the plains of Jericho. The psalm (Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7) is “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” In the second reading (2 Corinthians 5:17-21) Paul implores us to be reconciled to God. And in the gospel (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son, which is sometimes called the parable of the forgiving father.
Think about leaving behind our old ways and starting some new good habits. Here are some ideas: