Tagged: Prodigal son

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis on the Prodigal Son

The parable of the Prodigal Son was the topic of the Pope’s Angelus address on March 27th. Pope Francis said: The Gospel for this Sunday’s Liturgy recounts the so-called Parable of the Prodigal Son (cf. Lk 15:11-32). It leads us...

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis on the Prodigal Son

Prodigals in the Promised Land

A homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)—March 27, 2022. On my way home from an appointment the other day, I was listening to the Spotify All Out 90’s playlist, as one does, when an old favorite that...

Prodigals in the Promised Land

Reimagining Community

A reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 27, 2022. We have heard the parable of the prodigal son many times. It seems that Jesus left the parable wide open with unanswered questions. Did the older...

Reimagining Community

No one is an accidental creation

In my thirty years on this earth, I have strived to live according to the commandments handed down by God fully manifest in the incarnate and risen Jesus Christ. It is never easy, regardless of which commandment. While all are...

No one is an accidental creation

Who we know God is

Recently I’ve been struck by a verse in chapter seventeen of John’s Gospel. Jesus is with his apostles during the last supper, offering a long prayer, and at one point he says to his Heavenly Father, “Now this is eternal...

Who we know God is

The lie behind rigidity

Picking up on what the pope said last month about rigid Catholics as well as the parable of the the Prodigal Son, I want to highlight a homily that the pope gave back in 2016. In that homily the pope...

The lie behind rigidity