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Learn To Forgive
By Fr. Victor Okhiria

God indeed forgives us every time we repent. His patience and repeated forgiveness are meant to give us time to change. Even when he punishes us for our willful wrongs, his punishment is only medicinal and not an act of revenge. God, like a good mother never punishes us for his own satisfaction, but that we may become better. God keeps no grudge against any of us. Brethren, are we ready to forgive those who have hurt us or do we still keep our resentment green? Jesus asks us to forgive others 'seventy times seven', meaning "ALWAYS". When we forgive others, we also will be forgiven.

 

 

Prayer: May the Lord remove from us the spirit of unforgiveness. Amen.

 
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