Forgiveness

Ocean of God’s Love

Yesterday, the church celebrated the feast day of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, but I read about her today from the Diocese of Manchester site: She believed the secret of happiness was in “losing,” that we should “throw ourselves into God as a little drop of water into the sea, and lose ourselves indeed in […]

Repair and Transformation

A neighbor came to chat while I was snipping off the dead roses this afternoon. He asked what was written on my t-shirt. I was wearing one of my Workcamp shirts from years ago. This one said, “Repair. A story of transformation”. We talked about the Workcamp experience and how the meaning of the slogan […]

Retaining Sins

I met with my prayer group tonight via Zoom. We read the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday which is Pentecost. It included the famous words from Jesus, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them and whose sins you retain are retained.” We had a lively and spirit led discussion about those […]

Hypocrisy

In my Bible class, we have been reading about the life of Jesus Christ. Most recently, we have looked at the hypocrisy of the majority of the Pharisees. They were intent on making rules upon rules for the Jewish people to follow. Yet, when God was present among them, they couldn’t wait to be rid […]

Extreme Mercy

Tonight in my Bible class, we discussed the “Antithesis” as given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:17-48. He challenges us to not only follow the 10 Commandments given to Moses, but to take them a step further. We should share everything we have with those who are in need. We should keep our thoughts clean and […]

Bittersweet

My parents celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary today. They said several times that they couldn’t believe how much time has gone by and that they are still here to celebrate. It just happened to also be Good Friday. The weather outside was just about perfect, so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head […]

Power of Forgiveness

My friend whose mother is dying has been writing every day. They have received so many miracles, I could just copy her posts. They are so powerful. Today I read about forgiveness. My friend’s mother and father have been divorced for 30 years. Her dad called her mom to make amends and he thanked her […]

ABC Mercy

Today at church the priest talked about Divine Mercy Sunday. He said to help remember what to do, use the ABC’s. A – ask God for His Mercy. He wants to shower His love and mercy on us, but we do need to ask. B – be merciful to others. If we want to receive […]

Forgiveness Wins

Today I read a beautiful story about a young man who wanted to start a singing career, so he moved to Tennessee. Right after that, he was hit by a car and left paralyzed. He thought his life was over along with the career he wanted so badly. However, he forgave the person who hit […]

Speaking of Micah

Yesterday, I wrote about a police officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty. His name was Micah. When I opened up the scripture readings for today, the first one was from Micah. He was one of the prophets from the Old Testament. In the scripture, he spoke of the incredible forgiveness that […]