The Prodigal Son

4th Sunday of Lent Gospel of St. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most well-known parables of Jesus, and not just in Christian circles. There are numerous cultural examples of this parable being re-told throughout history and in many different cultural mediums. Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, theContinue reading “The Prodigal Son”

“What, then, will this child be?”

Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist “What, then, will this child be?”  Mark records the very question that every parent has asked since the dawn of time.  The question, “How will my kid turn out?” has the ability to cause feelings of wonder and hope or shock and dismay.  If it were possibleContinue reading ““What, then, will this child be?””