Archive for 'Forgiveness'

Penance Before Healing

Luke 5: 17-26 Is 35: 1-10/ Ps 85: 9-14 When Jesus saw their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20) Seek forgiveness, and be purified, Let our spirit first be made clean; Our pleas for healing will be denied If we are paralyzed by sin. One day, while Jesus was teaching inside […]

Correction and Forgiveness

Luke 17: 1-6 Wis 1: 1-7 / Ps 139If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. (Luke 17: 3) Believe firmly in God’s forgiveness, And discover what compassion means. Forgive fully and be a witness To God’s power to erase all sins. Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people […]

Releasing Resentment

Matthew 18:21—19:1 Jos 3:7-10a,11,13-17 / Psa 114 I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:22) We forget what forgiveness means When we’re offended or betrayed; Lord, remind us of our own sins, And Your mercy in times we strayed. Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive […]

Forgiveness and Healing

Matthew 9: 1-8 Gen 22: 1b-19 / Psa 115 Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven. (Matthew 9:2) In times when we are suffering, Doubts and fears do not entertain; Just believe God is forgiving, His mercy makes us whole again. Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to His own town. Some […]

Turning the Other Cheek

Matthew 5: 38-42 2 Cor 6:1-10 / Ps 98 If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:39) Revenge torments my soul and mind, True peace and joy how can I seek? Help me Lord in my heart to find Your grace to turn the other cheek. “You […]

Love and Forgiveness

John 21: 15-19 Acts 25: 13b-21 / Ps 103 Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? (John 21:15) How much we love our Lord Jesus Depends on how we care for His sheep; From our sins His grace has freed us, His forgiveness a treasure we’ll keep. When they had finished […]