Living Eucharist

Pavement artThe First reading at Mass today, the 4th Sunday of Lent, reminds of God’s love and care for his people.

The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I have taken the shame of Egypt away from you.’

The Israelites pitched their camp at Gilgal and kept the Passover there on the fourteenth day of the month, at evening in the plain of Jericho. On the morrow of the Passover they tasted the produce of that country, unleavened bread and roasted ears of corn, that same day.

From that time, from their first eating of the produce of that country, the manna stopped falling. And having manna no longer, the Israelites fed from that year onwards on what the land of Canaan yielded.


In the Gospel parable today the father feeds his dissolute and broken younger son, and the elder brother refuses to share the feast provided by the father.


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