All of us have heard over and over again that Lent is the period in the calendar of the Church in which we dedicate ourselves to personal transformation. Unfortunately year after year we have tried but the evidence of personal transformation remains very slight. Indeed many of us have given up hope of ever being transformed. To be people of transformation however, both of ourselves and others, we must be people of hope.
The Gospel passage given to us this week for our reflexion is a Gospel story that is very well known to all of us. We know it as a story of an ungrateful son and a very generous father. That is true and all of us can relate to experiences like that. We all know stories of ungrateful children and of extremely generous parents.