Why Forgive?

Why Forgive?

 “Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will My heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.”

The newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse is car­toonist Lynn Johnston’s take on modern family life as she chronicles the life of the Pattersons.

In a not too recent episode, six-year-old Michael is trying to build an elaborate tower out of his set of blocks. But the blocks keep toppling over . . . again and again and again. In utter frustration, he screams “Stupid, dumb, crummy …” and kicks the pile of blocks across the room. His mother has had enough of his behavior and drags Mi­chael off to bed. “No! Ahh! Don’t wanna go to bed! Waah!!” he protests, but Mom will have none of it. To bed — now!”

As his exhausted Mom is about to turn off the light, Mi­chael, tucked in his bed, asks, “Mom? Aren’t you gonna kiss me goodnight?’ Continue reading

God’s Mercy Endures Forever

Freeport, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 5-2-2014 – by Staff – The merciful love of God is the central theme of the Bible.  Divine Mercy is also at the heart of the Gospel.   If we really look at how God has revealed Himself in Scripture and Church Tradition, we discover afresh how mercy is essential to understanding His message of eternal salvation. Mercy even reveals His very identity.  These wonderful words were taken from a homily given on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014 at a church in another city.  Following is the homily in its entirety.  Thank you for sharing this with us, Father. Continue reading