Dear Parish Family,
In this week’s Gospel Jesus tells three parables about losing, finding, and rejoicing. These three parables share a common theme. In verse 7 we are told “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
God is always ready to forgive. God who goes to great lengths to save his people. God gives people freedom to make mistakes but continues to reach out with his grace ready to bring repentant people back to his kingdom.
In all the readings of this Sunday we are told that God is always ready to welcome and receive us no matter of how much we have gone away from him. We must never be embarrassed or feel guilty to return to God our father because: “His steadfast love never ceases, and His mercy never comes to an end. They are new every morning, and great is His faithfulness” (Lam 3:22-23).