Today, on this Sunday before the fast of Great Lent, we see the focus on the sad incident of Adam and Eve’s disobedience of God’s command, which resulted in the loss of the joys of Paradise (see Genesis chapter 3)

Our Lord Jesus Christ, with today's Gospel passage, reveals what will happen during His glorious Second Coming.

We are presented with a shocking scene in today’s Gospel, with the exhausted and humiliated Prodigal son falling to his Father’s feet.   The son came knowing exactly what he would say to him: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am not worthy to be called your son.  Make me like one of your hired servants”

All of us are impressed by the Parable of the humble Publican and the proud Pharisee, which we heard today, on the first Sunday of the Triodion.

Zachaeus, the chief tax collector, who was presented to us in today's Gospel reading, was  empowered by the Government authorities to determine and collect state taxes. This provided him with wealth and power. But his soul was empty. How can material goods satisfy his spirit?


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