Thursday, December 30


We had an unfortunate accident with mom and dad's old CD's from College.  The kids were listening to some of our old music and did not put the CD's away carefully and one broke in half.  Madison left a sweet note inside the CD case, feeling really sad that she had broken one.  Just warmed my heart to see it and to get to tell her..."Of course I forgive you!"  What a true gift that forgiveness is.  Our children look to us for the example of how to be truly sorry and also the example of the unconditional love that our Lord has for all of us.  I do not want my children to be afraid to ask for forgiveness from our Lord through the sacrament of Holy Confession.  He already knows our souls and wants His children to come to Him and allow Him to ease their burden and show them His glorious mercy!!  

"God had sent Jesus to forgive sins, but after his resurrection Jesus told the apostles, "‘As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’" (John 20:21–23)"