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On Forgiveness

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The readings today tell us that forgiveness is possible not by forgetting the past but by remembering it. Yes, by remembering more about the past, and by remembering our present situation, and by remembering our future destiny we learn the great and beautiful lesson of   forgiveness. We forgive because we ourselves have been forgiven. We forgive because the great teacher of life, Jesus Christ, has brought to us, and to the world, eternal forgiveness. Popular wisdom has taught us “Forgive and forget”, biblical wisdom, coming to a climax in Christ, says “Remember, and  forgive.”

Fr John

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