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Forgiveness

June 14, 2018

Dear Family of Mary!

Today, in our Gospel, Jesus warns us about the poison of unforgiveness and lack of reconciliation between us. He makes is very clear that if we hold on to anger and resentment we will be ruining our own lives. Our Lady speaks directly to this pervasive problem for us humans as well.

Here is the Gospel for today- Matthew 5: 20-26:

For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, `You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.

So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny. (Matthew 5:20-26)

And Our Lady’s message:

September 2, 2010 “Dear children; I am beside you because I desire to help you to overcome trials, which this time of purification puts before you. My children, one of those is not to forgive, and not to ask for forgiveness. Every sin offends love and distances you from it and love is my Son. Therefore, my children, if you desire to walk with me towards the peace of God’s love, you must learn to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. Thank you.”

Our Lady’s words are so kind and gentle. May we respond to her desire to help us in this time of trial, this time on earth. She can give us the inner strength to face up to our anger and resentment and our wrong doing, and make things right! We do not want to be distanced from Jesus! On the contrary we want to get as close to Jesus as we possibly can. Forgiving and asking forgiveness is the way!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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