“While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’”
Who evokes the greater response in you?—the father or the son?
Mentally place yourself before someone from whom you need forgiveness or whom you need to forgive. Then, recall this story.
Ask for the grace of eager forgiveness.
Heritage word—“When we are in touch with our own vulnerability or weakness, we are better able to accept the differences of viewpoints in others.”
(Sister Joan Marie, 9th Provincial of the Toledo Province)