VIRTUE OF THE WEEK
Forgiveness is often a forgotten virtue, but it is a virtue very necessary for the sanctification and salvation of our soul. We must have a strong condemnation for sin, but at the same time we must also have a profound understanding that we are all sinners. No matter how perfect someone may seem, they too have a weakness. How many times have we fallen? How many times have we confessed our sins, begging God for forgiveness? If we are in need of such forgiveness, then so are others. We must be forgiven, but we must also forgive as God forgave His persecutors. Perhaps we are in need of forgiveness or need to forgive someone. Let us try this week to forgive those we may be angry with. Let us try this week to ask God for forgiveness whether it be through the sacrament of confession or making an examination of conscience and act of contrition. Forgiveness does truly heal. And we, poor sinners, are in much need of healing.
"My God, my God, forgive me. I know not what I do."