March 2, 2024, Saturday of the Second Week of Lent, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary:

We see a portrait of our Holy God in today’s Gospel of Luke and the well-known parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:1–3, 11-32).

This is the story:

A son asks his father for his inheritance, then squanders it recklessly, as he lives a life of indulgence. With nothing left, he is forced to work as a hired hand for a pig farmer. He is so destitute that he longs to eat the food of the pigs. Realizing that his father’s servants have better working conditions, he resolves to return to his father, beg forgiveness, and ask to be his servant.

Upon arriving at his father’s house, he is welcomed with loving arms. His father is overwhelmed with joy at his son’s return and holds a feast in his honor.

The prodigal son’s older brother, who has remained serving in his father’s house, does not share his father’s joy. Instead, he is jealous that his father has not honored him. His father urges him not to resent his brother, but to instead be happy for him.

The story of the Prodigal Son is the history of our own desertion. But we are given an urgent call to repentance and conversion. “Father, I have sinned.” Our Father welcomes us with mercy. He receives us again as His children.

Friends, the Father’s nature is to give. God simply is love. And we, sinners, tend to misunderstand how to access the divine love.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York