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Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 08/31/2015

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 08/31/2015

Ten Commandments of Forgiveness….

    The following appeared on our refrigerator door and I don’t know who wrote it so I cannot give credit to the author, but I did want to share it with you.

    It’s something we all believe in, and I am sure its what Jesus would want us to do since He did all of these.  It’s called the Ten Commandments of Forgiveness…..

    Forgiveness is not easy

    Forgiveness is not forgetting

    Forgiveness does not overlook evil

    Forgiveness is not indifference

    Forgiveness is not the same thing as approval

    Forgiveness recognizes that people are always bigger than their faults

    Forgiveness allows a person to start over again

    Forgiveness surrenders the right to get even

    Forgiveness wishes the offender well.

    And finally, I know that “Forgiveness is a decision to love as Jesus Loves” and yet it is very difficult.

    My brother said in a homily once that if every country forgave each other, there would be no more wars.

    Anyway, I hope your day is going well…Enjoy the last part of summer…And I thought I would close with a lighter comment.  On your next birthday, if the candles cost more than the cake, it is probably a good idea to get something else for your celebration.

    God Bless… And again in the words of Robert Schuller, “God loves you and so do I.”