SECOND WEEK OF LENT
"This is my chosen Son; listen to him." What a command! And still we are struggling with that over 2000 years later. Why is that? God has helped us by giving us two ears and one mouth - so we can hear more and talk less - but do we? All week long we will hear different admonishes of how we need to be merciful, humble, and to be of service to others. This week we encounter the story of the "Prodigal Son." Haven't you found yourself being each one of those characters? Still God invites us home, back to His loving embrace. God thirsts for us -- can we say the same?