May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Leo the Great

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Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.” 

And the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” 

How forgiving are you? If someone hurts you are you willing to forgive them or do you hold a grudge? When you do not allow forgiveness to guide you, your life becomes a burden. Trust in what Our Lord says and forgive those who hurt you. Have faith in the word of the Lord – Jesus forgave those who hung him on the Cross. Can you not do likewise? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the strength to forgive those who hurt me. May I always remember that you forgave those who condemned you to the Cross and do as you did. In Jesus’ Holy name, Amen. 

Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.



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