Saturday, March 28, 2009

Our Lenten Journey Day Twenty-Eight

Forgiveness! Now that is often the hardest work to do.

Malcolm Muggeridge was a journalist. He didn’t think much of Christianity until he met Mother Theresa at which point he said ”ah so that is what Christ is all about”

At his baptism he talked about Good Friday and the crowds and the Roman’s centurion’s comment when the earth opened, the temple curtain was rent and the dead walked the streets of Jerusalem. “Truly this man was the Son of God”.

 If he had been there he said it would not have been any of this that brought him to conversion but instead those powerful words Jesus prayed on the cross: “ Father forgive them; they know not what they are doing”

To forgive those who have wronged us, who have hurt us very badly; that is what we are called to practice. And in forgiving to pray for these same people that God will bless them abundantly through His love.

For how can God forgive us if we are still loath to forgive others? Today meditate on how you can begin to practice this work of faith…remember only through God’s grace (power),ask for that power today.

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