Funny, my post last Sunday was on forgiveness too! Wow!! I felt compelled to write about it today too!!
As everyone knows, today is the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our Nation. Yeah, it feels kinda good to wish "unpleasantness" on those responsible, right?
In Mass today, Father asked, "are we ready to forgive?" Of course he was intermingling the terrorists of that day with our own unforgiveness in our own personal life. "Are we ready to forgive?" Who among us doesn't want revenge sometime in our life? "Oh, wouldn't it be great if __________ would happen to ________? Then _________ would be in so much agony, difficuly, trouble or whatever." Sure, but would that really help US at all? NO! Father also mentioned that a good amount of alcoholics have held on to grudges and unforgiveness and turn to alcohol to . Forgiveness helps US! Father even said the same quote I did in my post last week- To err is human, to forgive divine. It is our humanness that wants to hold on to whatever grudge we have for someone else, but it is God who helps us towards holiness. We surely can't be holy with that tight grip on an ugly grudge against someone. Oh, to be forgiven when we don't deserve to be- but yet we have been big time forgiven- hallelujah! So, let us examine our hearts and pray to rid ourselves of vile unforgiveness.
I will write about something else next Sunday, but aren't you proud of me for listening to the homily 2 weeks in a row (at least!)
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