Tag: Forgiveness

Being Always Open to Love and Forgiveness

I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:9) What could possibly be the meaning of such an obscure phrase? Evidently both back then and nowadays...

To Forgive is Divine

We have often heard the saying, “to err is human and to forgive divine.”  We need God to give us the grace to forgive ourselves and those who have hurt us, and to forgive God when our lives don’t turn out the way we believe they should. ...

Forgiveness Through Inner Healing- Part 2

It is important that we build spiritual muscle. One of the critical areas for us is the sacraments. We can’t have the forgiveness we need within our minds unless we are healed through the sacraments. This is especially true for the Sacrament of...

Forgiveness Through Inner Healing

We are emotional beings. No matter how much we try to bury them, our emotions find a way of surfacing. We need healing in order to not have animosity and a lack of forgiveness in our lives. What is healing? It is the process of...

To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34) In His final hours, Jesus launches out on the road of forgiveness, clearing the way for us to share and receive forgiveness. Lent is a special time when we may reflect...

The Obstacles to Forgiveness

To forgive is to open our hearts to God’s love. For that reason, it is not easy. The world, the enemy, and our own weakness fight against what we need to receive the love and grace of Jesus. We have often heard the saying, “to err is human and to...

Forgiveness and Sacramental Life

Advent is a time when we may reflect upon that all of us are sinners and desperately need forgiveness.  It is one of the most important aspects of our lives; we need and must have supernatural grace and forgiveness.  We need the miracle of...

At War with Myself- Part 2

Our focus on using Ignatian spirituality is to have personal experiences of Jesus. A spiritual director recently shared this experience with me: Recently, a directee shared with me her experience of awakening with tears in her eyes because her dream...