Daily reflection for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent
By: Sr. J. K. Osiyemi EHJ
Homily for Tuesday March 22 2022
Mt 18: 21-35.
Jesus wants me to keep forgiving those who wrong me. My own need for God’s mercy and forgiveness should soften my mind when others offend me. Moreso, forgiveness is a sine qua non to gain entrance to heaven. Apart from this, it is beneficial for my personal wellbeing. Anytime I remember an offence done to me, I will try not to use it as a sing song for the person who offended me. Rather, I will make effort to turn it into prayer, thank God for being able to forgive, and ask for God’s blessing on the person who has offended me. Am I ready to be merciful and forgiving to those persons that betrayed my trust, poisoned me, stole my treasures, lied against me, ruined my home?
LET US PRAY
Thank you Lord Jesus for the countless times you’ve completely forgiven my sins. Let me also be forgiving and merciful to others knowing that you explicitly require this of me. Let me understand that forgiveness is being sure of washing away the bitterness inside and having sweetness and goodwill for the offender. Give me a forgiving heart o Lord. Amen.