24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

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 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.