Sunday, September 11, 2022
The readings for Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C focus on God’s mercy and love for us. In the first reading (Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14) God is faithful to his unfaithful people. The psalm (Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 1) is a plea for mercy. In the second reading (1 Timothy 1:12-17) Paul speaks of God’s mercy for him, for he once persecuted Christians. In the gospel (Luke 15:1-32) Jesus tells the parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son (or the Prodigal Son or the Forgiving Father).
Do I really believe in God’s mercy? How does that change my life? Here are some ideas: