Cardinal's Network Archive
Monday, August 1, 2011
A Sense of Forgiveness
The Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori on August 1 provides a moment to reflect on our understanding of forgiveness and our belief in God’s eagerness to forgive our sins and restore us to wholeness.
I believe that people today have a highly developed sense of sin, even though hearts can be hardened as people get stuck in habitual sin. But what is most lacking is a sense of forgiveness, a sense that forgiveness is available and can make a radical difference in our life with God and one another. In God’s design, forgiveness brings new life. But we have to ask for it.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI