“‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them and whose sins you retain are retained.’”
Such power Jesus gave his apostles, flawed as those men were!
Ponder the times you have been forgiven, sacramentally or otherwise.
Offer forgiveness to anyone who may have offended you in any way.
Heritage word—“This transformative process of whole-making and holy-making is entirely beyond our control. Our efforts cannot make it happen. It is total gift of the Spirit.”
(Sr. Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)