The story of the Prodigal Son, as we encounter in the Gospel of Luke (15:11-32), is one of the most poignant in all of literature. Sadly, there are many Catholics today who have fallen away from their baptismal faith. Each has a story of his own. Yet, by the sacramental power of one's baptism there remains a call unanswered - the yearning of a Father desiring the return of his child to the home of his baptismal birth. For more about this post, and for a 2 min video expressing the tender mercy that awaits at home in love's embrace, click on the image. Our father in heaven wants us home. He wants you home. If you’ve been away from the Church for one day, or for a lifetime, come home. Your family misses you. For more, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Man is ordered to the good, the true, and the beautiful because, as the Catholic Church teaches, in such things we encounter God. Today, we encounter an excerpt from "Mere Christianity," by C. S. Lewis. Born in Belfast, Ireland on November 29, 1898, C. S. Lewis suffered injury as a young soldier in World War I. The horrors he witnessed and personal toll experienced led to a search for life's meaning early in his life, which likely contributed to his literary work. It was his later encounters with friends such as G. K. Chesterton and J. R. R. Tolkien, and others, that brought Lewis back to his Christian faith. He continues to be remembered as one of the most quoted and well-known authors of all time.