Wednesday, September 7, 2016
What would the Prodigal Daughter say?
Today’s Gospel from Luke, chapter 15, is the parable of the Prodigal Son.
“When we hear about prodigal sinners, however, we ordinarily expect them to be sons, like the figure in the parable. Throughout history, human societies have expected daughters to be more pious than sons, more constant in fulfilling the duties of their faith. “
That statement comes from the Introduction to Prodigal Daughters: Catholic Women Come Home to the Church by Donna Steichen.
Would the parable of the prodigal son work as well if it were a prodigal daughter?
It Was the Women Who Stayed offers this question to the women of our parish – do you have something to say about this?