First Reading: Joshua 5: 9a, 10 – 12
Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 34: 2 – 7
Second Reading: 2 Cor. 5: 17 – 21
Gospel: Luke 15: 1 – 3, 11 – 32
Singer Amy Grant suggests: “If you are worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings. . .” How rich must the younger son in today’s Gospel have felt when he went off with his share of his father’s estate! But he was to discover that that kind of treasure doesn’t last long. Hopefully, by the end of the story, experiencing his father’s unconditional love and forgiveness, the young man finally grasped what truly is to be treasured. The older son had a similar lesson to learn. It is not in the physical manifestations of love that the real treasure is found. Once again, the true blessing is in the depth of relationship. Where does your treasure lie?
Loving God, remind us where real treasure is to be found—not in the things of this world, but in your boundless love for us and in our genuine care for one another.