‘My son, you are here with me always;
everything I have is yours.
But now we must celebrate and rejoice,
because your brother was dead and has come to life again;
he was lost and has been found.’
In Christ Jesus, who will give himself entirely for us on the cross, we have everything, everything we need. As today's first Reading from the Prophet Micah tells us, the Lord "delights in clemency and will have compassion on us." It is by Jesus' passion and death that he will tread "underfoot our guilt" and "cast into the depths of the sea all our sins" revealing God's utter faithfulness to us. Everything God has and is is thus given to us in abundance in and through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Excerpt from today's Gospel according to Saint Luke.