Monthly Archives September 2019

He was lost and is found

All three readings for this Sunday focus attention on Divine forgiveness, and of course, our human waywardness that is in need of forgiveness.  Each reading considers this notion of Mercy from a somewhat different angle.  In the Gospel, God seeks out sinners like the shepherd who seeks the single lost sheep, and like the woman who searches for the one lost coin, and like the father who runs out to embrace the prodigal son.  In all the cases, the one who did the seeking did so rather ‘un-calculatingly’.  Love is at the centre of mercy – and love in not
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