As the director of the RCIA program in our parish I am privileged to walk with catechumens in their journey of faith. Recently I was sharing the story of the prodigal son with one of our catechumens. She had heard someone say of a family member, "The prodigal son has returned," so she thought she knew the story. But she hadn't heard the rest of the story, the part about the father running to his son when he saw him in the distance. She was fascinated and wanted to know more. Where could she find this story? Was God really like this father?
Her faith was brought to life by that Gospel parable.
Do you have a favorite Gospel story? What does it say to you about God?
Marie Lucek, OP