Last updated: Aug. 28, 2015
Message of the Day
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at
all; forgiving means to pardon that which is unpardonable, or it is
no virtue at all.
– G. K. Chesterton
(What would this mean for you this day?)
REFLECTION ON THE SCRIPTURES
– from “Daily Bread”
“Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”
Priorities. Christians must recognize that being Christ’s followers takes precedence over everything else. Jesus’ demand for people to drop everything and follow him may appear divisive, but it isn’t a call to separate families or to neglect obligations. It is, however, a cold slap of reality. If Jesus is not at the center of our thoughts and actions, then little else can have much meaning. All other actions will be lonely, empty, broken and dark. We will merely labor for this life, feign an existence with shallow relationships, rather than live in the fullness of Christ.
“May following the Lord be of highest importance to us, we pray.”
Updated: May 10, 2012
Forgiveness and Strength
May 10, 2012 by StFrancisChurch
Discourse on Radical Forgiveness shown by Mothers. One who lost a child in India; another who lost a child in Alabama. The age old lesson they have to teach those who will listen: “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.”
St. Francis Church
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Updated: Aug. 28, 2015
Forgiveness brings freedom – freedom from being controlled by the past, freedom from the emotional ties to the offender, freedom from the continual inner conflicts of bitterness and hate, freedom to become whole and enjoy the fullness of life.
– Jeanette Vought
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