Monday, September 21, 2020

Sunday Sermon, September 13th -- Forgive, That You May Receive Every Virtue and Grace (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 "Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight."  Sirach 27:30

Having preached in early July about the virtue of meekness by which we overcome anger, today we look at forgiveness and setting aside anger as a means of opening ourselves to every grace and virtue.

If you desire any particular virtue or grace, forgive those who have offended you and love your enemies, and God will show you great mercy and will forgive you your faults and grant you every grace needed to grow in holiness.

Sometimes, when there are deep wounds and hurts, forgiveness can be particularly difficult. Often, even when we want to forgive, we find that emotionally we are not yet able to let go of the pain we have suffered.  There is a meditation upon Christ Crucified which can help open our hearts to forgive.

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