“His father saw him and was moved with pity…”
Luke 15:1-3; 11-32
Today Jesus tells us of God’s mercy and compassion through the Prodigal Son. No matter what we have done, he welcomes us back with open arms. But it comes from our willingness to come back. What holds us back from receiving this merciful love of God? Lack of faith, unworthiness, guilt, shame? The son knew his wrongdoing, but knew that the father could provide him with what he needed.
Sometimes we need to come back to God in humbleness and mend our relationship with Him, so that he can change our hearts and help us see his great love for us. Jesus is waiting for us to come to him. Let our hearts and be open to ask for his forgiveness today, so that we can show this merciful love to our brothers and sisters.