“God never tires of forgiving us;
we are the ones who tire of seeking His mercy.”
Do you hold onto unforgiveness toward yourself or others? Ponder this quote from Pope Francis. If there is an area for which you are lacking forgiveness, submit it to God’s ocean of mercy and forgiveness.
“The law detects, but grace alone conquers sin.”
-St. Augustine: Of Continence (5th Century)
Did you ask God for the grace to conquer your bad habits this Lent, or are you trying to do it all yourself? By relying on yourself, you block the grace God wants to give you. Replace your self-reliance with humility and allow yourself to receive God’s help.
“I know now that true charity consists in bearing all our neighbors’ defects–not being surprised at their weakness, but edified at their smallest virtues.”
-Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Are you tempted to judge the defects of your neighbor? Let us examine today how much we “bear all our neighbors’ defects. How charity are our thoughts and action toward them? Resolve today to grow in love by reaching beyond your limits of giving.