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Time To Come Home!

Today?s Gospel reading (Lk 15:1-3, 11-32) is one that never fails to remind me of God?s mercy and my own unworthiness. Although we all have different stories, who among us has not been the prodigal son (or daughter) at one point in our lives? Perhaps some of you may have fallen away from the Church and don?t know how to return. Lent is the perfect time to rectify this situation and ?come home? to the Church. How does one ?come home?? In today?s Second Reading, St Paul has some great words of wisdom:

So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come. And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor 5:17-19)

My friends, please take advantage of the wonderful outpouring of God?s mercy in the Sacrament of Confession. Sometimes known as Reconciliation or Penance, this great Sacrament will wipe away your sins and reconcile you with the Church. If you?re not sure what to say, contact your local parish and ask to make an appointment with a priest. He will be more than happy to walk you through the necessary steps.

Do you think that it?s an accident that you are reading this? There are no accidents with God. Make up your mind to go to Confession and experience God?s mercy first hand.

?Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.? (Lk 15:23-24)

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