First Reading: Exodus: 32:7-11, 13-14
Psalm Response: Psalm 51: 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19
Second Reading: Timothy 1: 12-17
Gospel: Luke 15: 1-32
Our Gospel story today tells us that the “onlookers” were eagerly drawing near, to listen to Jesus’ stories. Putting this into modern day activities, when movies and DVD’s are “all the go”. it’s like a movie theater that is packed full of people anticipating a Triple Feature movie, and you are among the crowd. Some parts of the movie reminds you of happenings in your own life, and you keep watching each scene….the farmer among his favorite animals….; the woman who proudly had told neighbors about her treasure…. and the gentleman who so proudly had bragged to all, about his family. Finally, all Three Features have a happy ending! It seems like just one story from Jesus, wasn’t enough to convey the happy ending!
One same theme seemed to run through the three features:
* A constant daily search for what meant so much to each of them…(sheep, coin, son)
* The main character never gave up.
* The lost didn’t realize, until almost too late, how precious it was.
Could we now make a Fourth Feature, with you as the main character, the Seeker or sometimes the Sought-after?
Generous Father, please help me to remember, and appreciate, that I am the Seeker, and other times the Sought-after, as I eagerly look forward to a Happy Ending!
Lorraine Geis, OSF