Today's Gospel is from Luke -
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven..."
We are all sinners and all in need of forgiveness. We are called to love as the Father loves us, to be merciful as the Father is merciful, to forgive as the Father forgives. But we find all of this so difficult because we are sinners. Because we are sinners, we do not love, we are not merciful and we do not forgive - ourselves!! Because we are sinners and find it difficult to love, be merciful and forgive ourselves, we find it difficult to love, be merciful and forgive others. With God all things are possible though and it is through prayer and our relationship with Jesus that we become loving, merciful and forgiving toward ourselves and others. And remember this from Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity - "...our sins become a source of humility for us." Pray every day, especially during this Lenten season! God bless!!