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…

24th Sunday O.T. (A): FORGIVE, ALWAYS!


24th Sunday O.T. (A) FORGIVE, ALWAYS! OUTLINE Summary of ideas of today’s Sunday readings What does “seventy times seven” mean in Hebrew? An important lesson from the parable of the unforgiving servant: Forgive always as you are forgiven by God. 1. Summary of ideas of today’s Sunday readings Today’s Sunday Liturgy of the Word centers…

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…

POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIAN LOVE PRACTICES JUSTICE, OVERCOMES ENMITY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY, AND SAYS NO TO RETALIATION, HATRED AND VIOLENCE. AV summary + text.


POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIAN LOVE PRACTICES JUSTICE, OVERCOMES ENMITY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY, AND SAYS NO TO RETALIATION, HATRED AND VIOLENCE. AV summary + text. Dear brethren in Christ, below you have a ZENIT translation of the must-read address Pope Francis gave on Feb. 19, 2017 before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered…

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…