Monday, April 21, 2008

There is forgiveness in love

Tonight we gather to hear the final urgings of Christ before His voluntary Passion. Christ reminds us of the greatest commandment, the commandment of love. In Liturgy tomorrow morning, we will hear Christ reveal that our condemnation comes from our lack of love and that all good works and all good laws come from love. We must love my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. As we gather this week in Church with our focus on the coming Passion of Christ, let us remember His commandment for us. Part of love is asking for forgiveness. Let’s make it a goal to call those we have been arguing with, or at least one person, and seek their forgiveness. Forget about who is right and who is wrong – leave that to God. Just call and say, “I know I have hurt you, please forgive me,” and leave it at that. God will take care of the rest. You will be surprised how much flows just from that and you will have a clear conscience when you approach the chalice this weekend. Take my word for, that phone call will feel really good.

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