Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent Year C
Theme: Cause for rejoicing
By: Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji
Homily for Sunday, March 31 2019
Welcome to the fourth Sunday of Lent in yr C. Traditional it is called Laetare Sunday which implies ‘Rejoicing Sunday’s.
There is cause for rejoicing in the amidst of our Lenten Observances because our salvation is fast approaching.
The Gospel of Luke 15:1-3,11-32 reminds us the reason for Christ in our midst. Christ came to call sinners. Every sinner is a candidate for salvation. The prodigal son in this episode is an example of sound repentance of all who waste their potential privileges and choose to live life of sinful self -indulgence.
The father pictures God who is eager to forgive and longing for our return from futility arid situation and environment we have wondered into.
The older son symbolises the Pharisees and hypocritical religious person who have no interest in repenting sinners. Rather, let them be obliterated before God.
As we repent of our sins in different ways, may God bestow more treasures, abundant blessings and restoration of all we have lost..
Fr Emmanuel Nwokeji is in union of prayers with and your family. Happy Sunday!