Thought of the Day March 18, 2019 Forgiveness is to be our way of life

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"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

Fr. Cantalamessa said:  “This prayer was not simply murmured under his breath; it was cried out so that people could hear it well. Neither is it even a prayer; it is a peremptory request made with the authority that comes from being the Son: ”Father, forgive them!” And since he himself had said that the Father heard all his prayers (see Jn 11:42), we have to believe that he heard this last prayer from the cross and consequently that the crucifiers of Christ were then forgiven by God (if they repented.”  Maybe this was the reason for the Centurion’s confession. We read in Luke 23:47: The centurion who witnessed what had happened glorified God and said, ‘This man was innocent beyond doubt.’” His and the good thief’s conversion testifies to what extremes the love of God is capable of going.

We are to forgive others no matter what as God has forgiven us.

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