What is the disposition we have regarding living and worshipping as Christians? Fr. Bill preaches on Christ’s Parable of the Two Sons and the Jewish Passover Parable of the Four Children and speaks of how Christians in general and Catholics in Particular can examine and adjust the dispositions from which we all approach our calling to live and worship as followers of Christ.
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant illustrates Jesus’ command to forgive “seventy-seven ” times. Fr. Bill preaches on the difficulty of this unclassified Mandate from Jesus, what it means, and how we go about the process of Forgiveness.
Jesus, like the character Mary Poppins, often spoke through metaphor and innuendo, rarely explaining their meaning, but leaving it to our thoughts and reflections, nourished by the details of the Gospel that He taught. Fr. Bill talks about the wide variety of parables Jesus told, why he told them, and why He rarely explained their meaning.
In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus tells three parables regarding the preparation for the Coming of the Lord. Each one reminds us of the potential we all have of losing salvation. Fr. Bill describes the method in the Parable of the Three Servants and how we can use or misuse the “talents” God gives us for the benefit or detriment of Salvation.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is about a forgiving Father with TWO Sons. Each of which takes up half of the Parable. But on which Son was Jesus focusing the point of his Parable and where are the clues to this in the passage?
Fr. Bill offers in his Sunday Homily a different take on who the real focus of the Parable is and the implications it has not only for those to whom Jesus directed the Parable, but for us who hear it again and again in the modern world.
Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent – Year C
The Prodigal Son is a famous Parable of the New Testament that can be understood on multiple levels. There is even an unknown family member whom Jesus never mentions in the parable, but can yet be discovered by our proper response to God’s celebration when the Lost are Found.