Let it be proclaimed from the mountain tops: Behold, the merciful Doctor comes; you who are fasting, covered with wounds and sins, offer him praise. Maronite Liturgy
The Father of heaven receives the repentant sinner with kindness, he opens his arms to him and embraces him.
Happy the one who repents of his sins; blessed be the name of the merciful One who forgives sins.
Maronite Liturgy, SUNDAY OF THE PRODIGAL SON, Fourth Sunday of Lent.
Image: Detail from "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Rembrandt