The statement to live by for this week is…
I know that it is ok for me to make mistakes.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
One day Jesus told his friends a story.
There was once a farmer who had two sons. The younger son came to his father and said ‘Isn’t it about time that you gave me my share of the farm.’So the father gave him his share of the money. A few days later the boy packed his bags and left home. He went along way away and he had a good time, but he wasted all his money until at last he didn’t even have enough to buy something to eat. So he had to get a job on the farm feeding the pigs, and he so hungry he would have eaten the pig swill if he could have got it.
Then he began to think ‘what a fool am I,’ he said to himself ‘Even the men who only work for my father has as much as they want to eat, and here am I starving to death. I know I have hurt God and I have hurt my father but I am going back home.
I‘ll tell my father I am sorry and I will ask him to give me a job as a workman because I am not good enough to be called his son anymore.
So he went home again and his father saw him coming. He felt sorry for the boy and ran out to meet him and made him welcome.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.