It is impossible to love without the presence of God. It is equally unattainable to contemplate forgiveness without the Truth.

When Jesus is accused of being other than “from God,” He asks how love can be accomplished without the Father. Likewise, He forgives only because He is the Truth.

O god, help me to cultivate a loving and forgiving heart. When I am hurt by another, remind me of when I have been the sinner and needed forgiveness. May I willingly share what I have received.