Joshua 5:9-12 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3,11-32 As the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land they remembered how God freed them from slavery and provided for them. In the second reading, Paul calls the Corinthians to live out their new life in Christ through a ministry of reconciliation. In the Gospel, God’s mercy and love are shown in the parable of the prodigal son.
As Christians, we are to live a life that fosters reconciliation and love. Through faith in Jesus and unity with him in Baptism, we have been reconciled with God. We can share this gift with others by proclaiming the presence and power of God’s reconciling love, and by being merciful and compassionate ourselves.