Welcome to our Daily Gracelines Advent Journey with Mary.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that in the liturgical season of Advent the Church “makes present [the] ancient expectancy of the Messiah,” so that “by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful [can] renew their ardent desire for his second coming” (#524). Advent, then, is a time of waiting, watching, and preparing for the coming of the Christ Child whose life and death bring us eternal salvation. Read the rest…
“To err is human; to forgive divine.”
According to this quote, am I acting “divinely?” What resolution can I make for the coming new year in light of my answer?
“No punishment can suppress the inalienable dignity of those who have committed evil. The door to repentance and rehabilitation must always remain open.”
Pope John Paul the Great
For Reflection: To what extent do I keep the door to repentance and rehabilitation open for those who have injured me? Am I seeking to repent and rehabilitate in light of those to whom I have caused injury?