Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Thursday, August 13, 2015
"...how often must I forgive...?"
In praying with this reading this morning, and listening to Pray-As-You-Go, I've come to realize that guilt and a lack of forgiveness are two sides of the same unsavory coin. Jesus tells us to forgive others as God forgives us. God forgives us. Do we forgive ourselves? I can harbor resentments toward myself just as I hang onto long-past hurts from others. Both are not of God and something I need to pray to move past. Lord, please help me to forgive others and myself. Your mercy is big enough for all! This is a beautiful summer day with all the good gifts of your bountiful harvest! Let nothing, especially my weakness in forgiving others and my guilt, come between us today! Love, heidi