Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, Third Week of Lent: "with contrite heart and humble spirit let us be received"

Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?
--Mt 18:21-35

Now - and this is daunting - this outpouring of mercy cannot penetrate our hearts as long as we have not forgiven those who have trespassed against us. Love, like the Body of Christ, is indivisible; we cannot love the God we cannot see if we do not love the brother or sister we do see. In refusing to forgive our brothers and sisters, our hearts are closed and their hardness makes them impervious to the Father's merciful love; but in confessing our sins, our hearts are opened to his grace.
-- CCC 2840

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