Forgiveness: “Create in me a clean heart, O God…

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
Psalm 51: 10,17

For Reflection:
This passage gives us the two characteristics necessary for true contrition – a broken and contrite heart. Is there someone whom I have offended? Are these two characteristics present in me in relation to that person? In light of this, what should I do?

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