Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
God of patient love, you await the return of the wayward and wandering and
eagerly embrace them in pardon. Through baptism you have clothed us with the
glory of Christ and restored our inheritance: give us generous
hearts to welcome all who seek a place at the table of your unconditional
love. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.