MEMORIAL OF SAINTS CORNELIUS, POPE AND CYPRIAN, BISHOP, MARTYRS
I have been meditating on the story of the prodigal son. It is a story about returning, I realize the importance of returning over and over again. My life drifts away from God, I have to return. My heart moves away from my first love. I have to return. My mind wanders to strange images. I have to return. Returning is a lifelong struggle…I am moved by the fact that the father didn’t require any higher motivation. His love was so total and unconditional that he simply welcomed his son home.
-From Father Henri Nouwen’s The Road to Daybreak
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