forgiveness

When I was in the novitiate, I slipped into the habit of not quite believing that God had forgiven me for my sins. I had a sneaking hunch that He was saying, “I wish I could forgive you, but you have far to go before you are perfect enough to be forgiven.” This was the […]

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The play ‘Wit’ will be performed today and this weekend at Bethel College. “Unless we are prepared to deal with these issues of dignity and forgiveness in our own lives, we will not be able to deal with issues of dignity and forgiveness in the lives of those we serve. We share Vivian Bearing’s [the […]

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… Ira Byock’s Four Things That Matter Most … ‘forgive me, I forgive you, thank you, I love you’ … are fundamental tasks for all of us … and become especially important in the midst of serious illness. … similar to James Martin’s #11 … the rest are good too …

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… one of the monks martyred in Tibhirine … If it should happen one day—and it could be today—that I become a victim of the terrorism which now seems ready to encompass all the foreigners in Algeria, I would like my community, my Church, my family, to remember that my life was given to God […]

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… the importance of relationships … “What is the difference between a child who makes a mistake and an adult who makes a mistake? That the child does not sever that bond; he can’t even look at his mistake without seeing it immediately embraced by his mother. On the contrary, what happens to us? We […]

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… in a room … where people are under a lot of stress, you have to pray a prayer of forgiveness for them and perhaps for yourself before going in. You have to forgive them right out because you don’t always find them at their best. A lot of things that have been kept silent […]

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