Lent Reflection Saturday March 7th
So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:20
Can you relate to the prodigal son? Perhaps you’ve been living in a land of self-indulgence. Maybe your actions have impacted your finances or even a few relationships. If you’re wallowing in the mud somewhere, soiled by sin and shame, it’s never too late to change.
Simply go home to the mercy of God. As you make your way back, imagine God waiting for you on the front porch of your heart. Can you see him running towards you, with swift steps, his arms wide open?
There’s no need to worry about condemnation. Your homecoming will be celebrated with a kiss.
Written by Nancy Jo Sullivan
Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.