God Waits for Us

09-11-2022Weekly ReflectionFr. Aruldoss

Dear People of God,

Good morning to you all. The Lord our God is God of Love, Mercy and Forgiveness. This is the theme of this Sunday. In the first reading of today, we discover a God who is faithful to his vows. He also demonstrated that his love and mercy surpass his anger and judgement. As a merciful and compassionate father, God heard the prayers of Moses on behalf of his people and relented in the punishment he had intended to inflict on His People.

In this reading, Paul recounts how his salvation was made possible through the intercession and mercy of Christ. Hence, like Paul, let us take advantage of this same saving mercy of God for our eternal salvation. Let us also be grateful to Him, who shows us mercy through Christ.

In today’s gospel, Christ was accused of welcoming sinners. Through his action and parables, He demonstrated how merciful and compassionate he is towards us. In spite of our sins and stubbornness, Christ is willing to welcome us back to himself. Each day, He beckons us: “Come let us settle the matter, even though your sins are as red as crimson, you shall be as white as snow” (Is 1:18-19).

Through His merciful and compassionate heart, Jesus is ready to make all things new for us again. It does not matter what it will cost Him. So, like the prodigal son, it is time to accept this invitation. It is time to return to the merciful and compassionate Lord whose mercy surpasses his judgment and wrath. God has made our return very easy through Jesus Christ. So, all we need is to realize ourselves. Sincerely, and humbly we must make a very important decision like the prodigal son: “I will leave this place and go back to my father”.

Have a Joyful and Blessed Sunday!