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A Coin, A Sheep, A Son

Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 24

by Bishop Robert BarronSeptember 11, 20166 Comments

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Our Gospel for today gives us three classic parables, each one exploring the notion which is at the very heart of the spiritual life, namely, that God is the one who searches for us. Why would God fret over one little soul? Why would He bother? Well, it’s His nature. It’s what He does. More to it, as we see in the coin, the sheep and the son, recovering a lost soul is what He rejoices in doing.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Exodus 32: 7-14
Psalm - Psalms 51:3-19
Reading 2 - 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel - Luke 15:1-32