The Prodigal Son is often read to mean that God loves sinners, whereas the Jews thought God only loved the righteous. This makes no sense.
Season after Pentecost | 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14 and 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12;) Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21
This Colossians reading is one of those distilled, cryptic passages that draws us into so much more than we can imagine. Such verses expand our capacity to wonder and give praise. They invite us into God’s mystery.
by David KeckApril 8, 2014