I believe everyone needs to learn about forgiveness. We need forgiveness from others or from God. And we need to forgive others because they might hurt us in the past or they indirectly make mistakes that impact us. As Christians we MUST forgive and be forgiven. No forgiveness … no true peace.
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Topic: Gospel of Hope: Jesus
Time: Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Tuesday of the First Sunday of Lent|Feb. 23, 2021
Bread and Forgiveness
Bread and forgiveness must be two important elements for Jesus. Jesus asks us to pray brief and to the point. “Do not babble like pagans”.
Prayer is important in life. Many of us either feel inadequate or don’t know how to pray. Some of us believe that we are professional pray-ers. We pray very loud. We recite many prayers. We repeat a lot.
Bread is not only important but also necessary. Everyone needs to eat. We pray that we have enough food to eat every day. Sometimes we want to secure our storage room or food pantry for the next 10 or 20 years, not daily bread. Because of that we could become so anxious and fearful for the unknown future. Do we trust in God for our future so that we can easily share with others what we have now?
Forgiveness is not only important but also necessary. We are called to forgive those who directly hurt us and those who make wrong decisions in their lives. When we forgive do not forgive half way or 50% but forgive completely and thoroughly. The best of almsgiving or giving is to for-give.
Question: Is it easy for you to forgive someone or some party?
First Sunday of Lent: 2-21-21
Repent and Believe: Truth and Love
Who are you? What is your purpose in life? These are two most important questions that we ask everyday.
Today, God asks us to ask these two questions more seriously. In order to repent, you need to know and remember what you are doing and to whom you did wrong. If we did wrong to someone we need to have the courage to say “I am sorry!” Asking for forgiveness is one of the most beautiful things to say and do. As a human we make mistakes.
Repent also means to change of mind. To say sorry is good but we need to change our bad and wrong lifestyle. Being honest and humble to accept our mistakes and become a better person is what God wants us to do for Lent.
Repent is not enough. We need to “believe in the gospel” as well. The gospel is the good news, which is Jesus himself. He is “the Way, the Truth and theLife.” The Psalmist says, “Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant.” The way of God will form us to be “truth and love.”
Question: Who does not want to have/be truth and love? … Do you want to live in truth and love?