Almost all of us have memories of someone in our family doing something that caused a divide in our family. Sometimes we don't have a clue how to make it better. Sometimes the grudges can get so ugly that no communication is even available any longer. It is never easy but the prodigal son offers us an insight into what it means to bring about the change needed in our own families by returning to his father with a sincere apology. It also required his father to be open to this healing process. God's desire is to bestow His mercy into our hearts and lives--we can never fear reconciling ourselves to our Heavenly Father. Click here for a full text of my Sunday homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent.