Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

Not all of the prodigals are in a “foreign land” of their own free will.  Some have been sent and kept there by the greed, the arrogance, the pride, the indifference of a respectable sibling or parent who stayed at home and kept the rules. The prodigals of the world have this in their favor, they know they are sinners and know that they need to repent. Father I have sinned!