First Reading.  Joshua 5: 9-12

After their having escaped from slavery and sin in Egypt, the Lord prepares a feast for his long-lost children in the promised land.


Second Reading.  2 Corinthians 5: 17-21

St Paul meditates on the reconciling work of Christ, and reminds us that we are God’s fellow workers.


Gospel.  Luke 15: 1-3, 11-12

God’s power is made manifest in mercy.  Divine love brings about moral and physical resurrection.