Sunday, March 6, 2016
Fourth Sunday of Lent
This Sunday is a moment of joy and thus we have pink vestments and the opening antiphon for the Mass is "Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast."
The psalm response is: "Taste and see the goodness of the Lord."
The last verse in Sunday's Psalm is
"Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,
and your face may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the Lord heard,
and from all his distress he saved him."
Then we have the Gospel of the Father who has two sons. The prodigal returns and that is a reason to rejoice.
Let us hope that we have all returned to the Father and have asked forgiveness so that God rejoices today, with only two weeks of Lent left to repent, if we find ourselves more like the resentful older son.