Friends of the Rosary:
While we prepare for the feast day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus tomorrow, we are invited to reflect on the mystery of forgiveness through the reading in the Gospel today (Mt 5:20-26).
“Go first and be reconciled with your brother,” Jesus commanded his disciples.
To enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we certainly have to reconcile with one another. We must forgive everyone before entering into prayer.
Lack of forgiveness blocks the flow of God’s grace within us. We do not allow God’s power, love, and true life to reach us.
And yes, we might feel that we cannot forgive because some injustice has been done to us, and we resent it.
As Bishop Barron wrote, “A good cure for this feeling is to kneel before the cross of Jesus.”
“What do you see there? The innocent Son of God nailed to the cross—the ultimate injustice. What does he do? He forgives his persecutors. Meditate on that, and your sense of being treated unjustly will fade away.”
To Jesus through Mary!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York