鈥淢y son, my child, you are with me always and all I have is yours.鈥漌e can never ever fathom this mystery of God鈥檚 unbounded love for us. He has given us everything. God who is love saying to each one of us:  鈥測ou are the recipient of my infinite love. I have sent my Son to live among you as one of yourselves; to die a most horrible death so that you might be with me forever — if only you would listen and turn to him and accept our merciful and forgiving love.鈥滷or me this morning鈥檚 readings at Mass help me to appreciate this tremendous gift. In the 1st reading the Lord says to Joshua, 鈥淭oday I have taken away the shame of Egypt from you.鈥 Yes in this day of your baptism (remember it is always the eternal now within the Blessed Trinity) we too have been snatched away from the evil one and given a participation in the life of God Himself.In the gospel the prodigal father, when his son repents of his sinful life, takes away the shame of his life of debauchery and the disgrace as a Jew of feeding pigs, so we in our turn as we draw close to Jesus and the Father are forgiven and clothed in the splendid robe of grace. Let us repeat over and over again, 鈥渋t is all God鈥檚 work鈥 for he has chosen us to be his very own by letting us live in Christ 鈥渨ho for our sake God the father made the sinless One Jesus into sin so that we might become the goodness of God.鈥漈he responsorial psalm invites us, 鈥渢aste and see that the Lord is good.鈥 Blessed […]