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?

All the preaching of Christ and His Church can be summed up in only one word: repentance. As we heard in today's Gospel reading, Christ began his preaching with repentance and he ended it up also with repentance. After His Resurrection, He commanded the Apostles to proclaim repentance in His name to all the nations.


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