Jesus explains how God will always welcome us home even when we sin!
Gospel Reflection for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells a story about a man who had two sons. The father asked his sons to help in the vineyard. One of his sons said he would not help, but then he went to the vineyard anyway. The other son told his father he would help, but he did not.
In our lives we can be like these two sons. We tell Jesus we love Him, but then we do bad things and turn away from Him. Jesus wants us to be like the first son. When we turn away from Jesus, we can change our minds, ask for forgiveness, and receive His love and mercy. Jesus knows that we are human and that we will make mistakes, so we should never be afraid to turn to him when we have a change of heart. He is always waiting for us.