Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How many times should we forgive?

Today's Gospel tells us,"Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times..."

Forgiveness is perhaps the most valuable penance we can do during Lent or at any time. We must remember our Lord's mercy for us and bestow that same mercy on others. We can pray for the graces to be a forgiving person...always. We must know that most times it will not be easy. However, amazing things happen when a soul chooses to forgive and forget.

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