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August 18, 2018

The Unhappy Brother

In the Second Reading, St. Paul highlights the truth that, “It was God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the work of handing on this reconciliation”(2 Cor. 5:19).This message comes alive in the Gospel passage where we see a father welcoming his long-lost, wasteful son with great joy. The Father throws a party to celebrate his return, not counting all the wrong things he had done. This is how God the Father desires to reconcile every one of us to himself in Christ. At the mention of the parable of the Prodigal Son, we normally think…