Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for September 11, 2022.
Description: Luke 15:1-32, the Gospel for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time is an assurance of God’s desire to regain what has been lost. He is a God of reconciliation, pursuing those who have strayed from the truth. Why? Because he cares – he cares more than we do about the people we know who are “lost sheep” or “lost treasures” like the coin in this parable.
Think of the people who have been lost to you because they have abandoned you. God cares and is pursuing them to bring healing to the relationship, and he will continue his efforts even until they take their last earthly breath (sometimes the healing comes after death). Think, too, of people who are neglecting their faith. Jesus is a Good Shepherd who will never give up pursuing them. Why? Because their value to your family and to the Church is important! Their absence is depleting the strength of the community. And God, who is the source of the life of the community, is doing everything possible – well, even the impossible – to lead them to repentance, healing and a safe return.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Small Christian Communities, RCIA, etc.