10443204_m – Luke 6: 27-38

Most choices for holiness are difficult.  It takes strength of character to select the road less traveled.  Forgiveness of others is the perfection of the Beatitudes, especially one’s enemies.  When we accept the challenging invitation to forgive, we not only benefit ourselves but the community itself is enriched by our witness.

Dear God, I count on the gift of your forgiveness.  As I force the challenge to forgive others, may I always recall first that I have been forgiven by you.  This powerful witness changes hearts.