Lent is a penitential season. Penitence means we make efforts to overcome the sin we carry that stands between us and God. That is the basis for all that fasting, piety, charity etc that we pursue during Lent. I have been reading an article that suggested that most of us probably have somebody, group or many somebodies that we wish would repent of sins that hurt or offended us. So here is a radical suggestion – maybe part of our own penitence is finding a way we can forgive them? Put aside our hurt and be proactive in finding a way to heal the rift? Just a thought.
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Ven Bill Beagley
reflections and occasional thoughts (appearing in the Parish newsletter)