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prodigal sonn this Sunday’s Gospel, Lk 15:1-10 Jesus tells three parables about losing, finding, and rejoicing. In the first, the parable of The Lost Sheep, the shepherd leaves behind the 99 sheep to search for the one lost sheep. When he finds it, the shepherd rejoices with friends and neighbors. In the same way, God rejoices more over one sinner who repents—like the outcasts who have come to hear Jesus—than over the 99 righteous like the Pharisees and scribes.

The second story, about a poor woman who will not stop searching until she finds her lost coin, makes the same point. Why are the Pharisees complaining? They should rejoice when the lost are found.

Finally, there is The Prodigal Son. Just as in The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, this story is really about the seeker. Even though his son runs off with his father's inheritance and squanders the money, the father waits for him, hoping for his return. When he does, the father, “full of compassion,” runs out to embrace and forgive him before the son can utter one word of repentance. At this point the rejoicing begins. The father's response teaches us that God's care and compassion extend to the righteous and sinner alike.

These parables tell us that repentance and rejoicing happen not because of what we do, but because of what God does for us as sinners. It is not the straying sheep, the lost coin, or the wayward son that give a reason for rejoicing, but rather the shepherd, the woman, and the father.

We are not the ones who find our way back to God. God finds us and touches us with his mercy and love. What we call repentance happens when we have the sense to take the loving, forgiving, merciful hand that God stretches out to us. And when the lost are found, how could we not celebrate and rejoice?

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    Attention Men! The Men’s Fellowship, at Resurrection Parish, invites all men of the parish to our bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30pm in the Resource Room.  There will be light refreshments.

    We will meet in an informal setting discussing the subject listed in the schedule below. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Deacon Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 973-714-2952. 

     If you are not sure where Catholicism fits into your life, have questions about the faith, or just need your spiritual life reinvigorated this evening’s informal and confidential discussion may be what you’re looking for.

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