Friday, March 14, 2014

Forgiveness: Why So Difficult?

From Millsboro, DE

Here to help my brother in his illness.  Returned from rehab center to hi home.  By midnight he  needed return to the hospital: congestive heart failure.  Today he is doing well.  Please several prayers for Jack and a full recovery.

Today's Sacred Scripture, particularly the words of Jesus.  Again, we can easily run over some of Jesus' teaching.  We read or hear these words and that repetition so easily dulls the point or purpose Jesus' preaching format.

So what do you think Jesus was trying to implant in the hearers' hearts, minds and souls?

Clearly The Son of God was trying to go beyond the limited teaching of the Scribes and Pharisees?

For me today, dear God, grace me with the insight to see where I may have placed the teachings and practices of many on a higher plane in my life than what God has taught us through prophets, the Commandments, the Church and saints.

Why is forgiveness so challenging?

Oremus pro invicem,

Fr. Milt