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Turn us toward one another to see the hurting humans we are.
Oh God, be present in our family. Make peace possible.
“The sacrament of reconciliation provides another new beginning, an opportunity to “make a firm purpose of amendment” knowing we are forgiven and loved by a merciful God who strengthens our resolve to make the life changes we so hope for ourselves. It also opens our hearts and creates empathy for others; we all share a brokenness that manifests in different ways in all of us.”
“Endeavor not to cause others to suffer, and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.”
“Charity consists in loving sincerely persons whose inclinations are most opposed to ours, in pardoning those who injure us.”
“As soon as we have sinned, let us humble ourselves, ask pardon of God, and go on our way as before...”
“As long as we live we shall commit faults. This is part of our daily experience; but what we are bound to do is repair them as well as we can.”
“It is not enough to acknowledge our faults; we must correct them.”
“In short, when you have committed a fault, disavow it before God; ask [God's] pardon, promise to do better in the future. Make a good act of love, and after that, go your way as though nothing had happened.”
“Another means for preserving peace is to let little things pass without noticing them.”
“As soon as you commit a fault, be sorry, rise again and go on with confidence and love.”
“Repent of your sins and failings; take resolutions to do better and, after that, be quiet. The more we stir up a dunghill, the more it exhales bad odors.”
“...it is necessary to bear the faults of others and try to correct our own in order not to make others suffer too much.”
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