Listen carefully (again) to the first line of the parable: “A man had two sons.” Until the account of both sons receives a hearing, the telling cannot be completed or properly understood.
I find a very Vincentian spirit in Labor Day. From the beginning, Louise and Vincent were serious about being hard workers themselves and promoting the ability to work among the poor whom they served.
The topic of homelessness continues to hold its place in my mind, but now with a particular emphasis upon the young on the streets of our cities.
We, too, receive the opportunity and encouragement to have a deeper vision into the person and mission of Jesus.
Most of us know the blessing of a home; we must strive to make it a reality for others. This path leads to our eternal home.