Welcome to “Lost and Found Sunday”! Just in case being in church makes us proudly consider ourselves especially religious, today’s Gospel suggests that we’d be wiser to admit that we’re sometimes lost. Then we’ll eventually be happily counted among Jesus’ “found,” because today Jesus focuses on a lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. Jesus does so because the Pharisees and scribes, proudly considering themselves especially religious, “began to complain” that Jesus “welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus warns them—and us—to stop judging others. Marvel instead that God’s amazing grace has found us! Indeed, in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we should become Jesus’ friends lovingly trying to find others. So Exodus asks, if God “relented in punishment” and pardoned us, shouldn’t we forgive fellow sinners graciously? Even Paul admits his “arrogance” as “foremost among sinners.” We too, happy at being “mercifully treated,” should share with everyone else Jesus’ unfailing patience.
Also in this bulletin:
- Honor our Blessed Mother at Fatima Celebration
- Additional Confession To Be Added For Year of Mercy at Good Shepherd Catholic Parish
- Connect with your Parish at our upcoming events!
- Rosary Sales Returning to churches September-October
- Sept 11 Grandparents Day
- St Frances Cabrini to host pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico
- Take a trip to Australia and New Zealand with Father Eric!