Love and Forgiveness. Family Thought for the Day 4 February

Doing the loving thing can be hard and challenging at times.  That is what Marissa found when her husband had a serious fallout over a financial deal with her brother. He had refused to speak to her brother saying it was too hard to forgive but she nevertheless continued to pray that there could be forgiveness and reconciliation.

“Come out of the man you unclean spirits.” Those who had seen and told what had happened to the demoniac and to the swine began to beg Jesus to depart from their neighbourhood.  Mark 5:1-20.

Pope Francis.  When we have been offended or let down forgiveness is possible and desirable but no one can say that it is easy.  The truth is that “family communion can only be preserved and perfected through a great spirit of sacrifice.  AL106

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