God With Us

06 March 2010

Today’s Readings: Mi 7:14-15,18-20/Lk 15:1-3.11-32

We understand that God is our Father. He did not just put us on earth to collect merits and rewards but to discover that we are his children. We are born sinners from the start of our lives. We are led by our feelings and bad examples of the society in which we have been raised. God is not surprised by our wickedness since in creating us free, he accepted the risks that we might fall. He does not go along our descriptions between righteous and sinners which presupposes that one deserves rewards and others punishments.

Today’s Gospel teaches us that on the contrary, God is with us in all our experiences, good and evil until he calls us his children. God who is truth and holiness is offended by sin. But he is also the Father who cares for his son.Such is our God and Father, the One who brings good out of evil and creates us day after day without being aware of it, while we go on our way, the One who seeks sinners whom he can fill with his treasures.

Loving Father, like the prodigal son whom you welcome back with open arms, teach us to understand and appreciate the value and importance you give to our life in spite of our constant denial and turning back on you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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