Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
God’s forgiveness of my sins is thorough; no shred of bitterness and acrimony is meant to be left in my heart. But if I choose to ignore areas of rot and decay in my heart, mind and soul through pride or self-centredness when I enter into the sacrament of Reconciliation, then the ‘garbage’ of judgement, complaint and resentment within continue to poison my soul. Then when I am out and about in the marketplace of life and I, like the forgiven servant in Jesus’ story, meet someone who ‘owes me’ I will so easily judge him or her and extract my ‘pound of flesh’ –whether by stinging words, ongoing reference to his/her faults, or lateral violence. Before whom, or what, do I need to bow in a beggar’s humility, and forgive from my heart? Holy Spirit of God help me! Help me forgive others from my heart.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. (Psalm 25:9)
Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.