February 26 - St. Porphyrius
Jesus said to his disciples: "A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.' So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need … So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.' But his father ordered his servants, 'Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.' Then the celebration began (Luke 15: 11-14; 20-24 ).
The father loved his son so much that he forgave him right away. God is this Father. He is always ready to take us back when we want to be with him.
Heavenly Father, thank you for having such a loving heart.
Impact Sports: Do I serve my parents and coaches looking for what they need or am I always thinking about myself?
Impact Life: When my parents ask me what I did today or what I did over at my friend’s house, am I honest?