No. 21 Tuesday
reminded me of the need to forgive. The Mass readings ' forgive
not seven but seventy-seven times' were a poignant confirmation
Forgiveness is the great sign of hope.
Only those who
love can forgive and they learn forgiveness by being forgiven
so much by My Father. Hope, true hope in this loving forgiveness
is crucial to a 'firm purpose of amendment', a term now almost
To love without
reserve is to change around and make new all that is not of Me
but comes from within the frailty of man.
Halina and never cease to correct a lapse in your endeavours.
PRAY that you can always forgive and pray for those who cannot
Yes, Betrayal! This is very hard to forgive - but did I not do
so. Peter is a symbol of hope for those who betray and are
forgiven, and Judas those who cannot be forgiven as they cannot
bow low and plead for Mercy. They cannot forgive themselves, for
pride rules their hearts and wills.
Think that all
people betray someone at least once - by an unkind thought or
word, not to mention gossip or false testimony. All these acts
of betrayal have to be recognised and confessed so as to be
forgiven. If in true sorrow they are confessed, they are
But those who
uphold lies and calumny sin grievously against the Holy Spirit
and their sorrow has to be abject and sincere, and it is for My
Father to judge this. Yet hope of conversion must be brought to
such and prayed for with as many tears as the depth of sin
PRAY that hope
is given to the desperate sinner.