Most people have heard of the Parable of the Prodigal, or Lost, Son. If not, you can read it HERE.
Now that you know the story, let me explain.
I went to Catholic school for 10 years. I loved it so much, and I miss it terribly. But about three years ago I started to lose sight of God. I had gone to a public High School and I was quickly getting sucked into the pop-culture/media mind set and everything that it was pouring down our throats. Looking good. Having friends. Having fun. Doing stupid things. I did a few things that I still regret. I had strayed SO far from God and what He wanted for me. And I knew it. But heck, I didn't care! I was having fun.
Last summer, though, I returned Home. I was welcomed with open arms when the first thing I did was go to Confession. It felt so good to have the Lord forgive me and take me back with open arms!
If you think that you or someone you love may be a Prodigal Son or Daughter, you don't have to worry! God will take you back no matter what you have done and no matter what you think. God wants us to come back to Him when we have left Him. He wants us to be in Paradise with Him, and he wants us to be forgiven. All that is missing is our willingness to come back and ask for forgiveness.
God wants to forgive us. We just have to be willing to ask for the forgiveness, and to come back Home to the Father who loves us!
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