DAILY FORMS OF FORGIVENESS


DAILY FORMS OF FORGIVENESS Family unity is more than merely living together, just as peace is more than merely the absence of war. In a home or a business, although no major conflicts may be present, subtle walls can sometimes be raised behind which people try to protect themselves from others. These walls can even…

FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN (Lk 6:37).


FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN (Lk 6:37) This is the attitude of the true disciple of Christ. The greatness of man, the authentic realization of his being, lies in imitating Christ, our model. God’s mercy is necessary to judge others with God’s compassion, overcoming a mere human parameter. St. Augustine comments: “See, brothers, how…

LENT, A TIME FOR FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION (St. Leo the Great).


LENT, A TIME FOR FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION (St. Leo the Great) “Go first and be reconciled with your brother (Mt 5:24).” Christian repentance is demonstrated above all in the desire to practice the virtues of justice and of charity. Lent is the most appropriate time for forgiving and for reconciliation. It is not coherent to…

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, MAY PEACE REIGN IN OUR FAMILY.


HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, MAY PEACE REIGN IN OUR FAMILY.   Our Lord was born in a family to show us the utmost importance of family from the human and supernatural viewpoints. It is logical that differences among family members arise. But let us strive to put the means so that reconciliation and peace would…

SHAKEN BY THE MEMORY OF YOUR PAST SINS: TIPS TO REGAIN INTERIOR PEACE.


SHAKEN BY THE MEMORY OF YOUR PAST SINS: TIPS TO REGAIN INTERIOR PEACE At times, some people, even after having been forgiven in the Sacrament of Confession, are haunted by their past grave sins which perturb them and lose interior peace. During these situations, one should examine himself if he has forgiven himself…yes, himself. For in some…

BEATITUDES EXPLAINED 7: THE “PEACEMAKERS”


BEATITUDES EXPLAINED 7: THE “PEACEMAKERS” “The translation “peacemakers” well conveys the active meaning of the original text — those who foster peace, in themselves and in others and, as a basis for that, try to be reconciled and to reconcile others with God. Being at peace with God is the cause and the effect of…

SAY AND SHOW IT WITH GOD’S TENDERNESS, COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS!


SAY AND SHOW IT WITH GOD’S TENDERNESS, COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS! A helpful tip from Pope Francis, May 11, 2015 tweet: “What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all.” ORIGINAL PHOTO CREDIT: L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO