Week of 27 August 2018

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

~ Bruce Lee ~

Jesus does not say, “Blessed are those who plot revenge”. He calls “blessed” those who forgive and do so “seventy times seven” (Mt  18:22). We need to think of ourselves as an army of the forgiven. All of us have been looked upon with divine compassion. If we approach the Lord with sincerity and listen carefully, there may well be times when we hear his reproach: “Should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?”

Pope Francis
Gaudete et Exsultate, 82

 

Lord, help me

to admit

when I have

made a mistake,

with the same courage

that I need,

when somebody

asks me

for forgiveness

Amen.

 

Catholic Parliamentary

Liaison Office

Jesuit Institute
South Africa

Reflection prepared by Paulina French