I find today’s gospel so comforting. Jesus tells us that there is no sin so grave God cannot forgive it. He searches us out, he seeks us, he showers us with grace. There is nothing God desires more than our salvation.
getting ready for Lent is about seeking to imitate the love of Jesus for others. He was ever so generous, emptying himself for our salvation. When he finds us, he helps us to realize that when we focus only on ourselves, there is never enough money, never enough pleasure, never enough fame.