Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:27-38

Highlight: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

Reflection:  Am I as merciful as God the Father? Certainly not. I do not forgive the way God forgives. When someone apologizes to me, I am quick to say I forgive them. But am I really totally forgiving them? Or will some part of me still hold that sin against the person who wronged me? I may never be able to offer pure, perfect forgiveness, but I can make an act of the will to let go of grudges. When a memory of someone's offense against me comes into my head, I can consciously decide to dismiss that memory, instead of dwelling on it. I can mentally repeat, as many times as I need to, "I forgive you."

Geeky Quote: "Mercy is the mark of a great man. I guess I'm just a good man. Well... I'm all right." - Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to forgive as you forgive. Amen.

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