Lent is such an amazing time - it truly is a time of special and abundant grace. When I prayed about what I should focus on this Lent - FORGIVENESS- kept emerging. At first, it made very little sense to me, as I feel I'm pretty solid with this subject. I mean, come on, I give retreats on forgiveness for goodness sakes!
I bare my soul over and over, sharing how I have needed to forgive and how I have needed to be forgiven. In addition I believe in God's mercy and love, and fully accept and cherish His gift of forgiveness. Especially how it is given so beautifully in Reconciliation (big, big fan!). So what more could there be?
God gave me two CLEAR answers.
The first thing to remember. Forgiveness is not a feeling. It is an act of the Will. The second. We can not do it alone and of our own accord. Forgiveness needs God. It is requires Divine assistance and lots of grace. Trust me I know!