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A Lenten retreat: From prodigal children to God’s children

"’Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found’" (Luke 15:21-24).

So often we are asked which of the three characters we most identify with. … Instead, I would suggest that looking at the experience of each of the brothers empowers us to answer the basic Easter questions:
 
Do you reject Satan?
And his empty promises?
Do you reject sin so as to live in the freedom of God’s children?

Each week during Lent, redemptorists.net features a written reflection on the coming Sunday’s Gospel. Each one will try to offer some insight into what God’s Word might mean for our Lenten journey today. New reflections will be posted on Wednesdays.

On the same page with the written reflections, you’ll find Lenten audio talks preached by Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province. This week’s topic is "Reconciliation."

We hope these offerings will help you on your spiritual walk through Lent and lead you to a joyful Easter. May Our Mother of Perpetual Help be with us along the way.