Just be.

Just be.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"they do not know..."

"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

                                                                            Gospel of Luke 23:34

Many of my friends are not followers of Christ and must be mystified by the actions of some claiming His name. True Christianity is the following and nothing more: To love one another and to forgive. Age after age we create divisions and fear one another until hatred breeds war. Our faith tells us that we are The Mystical Body of Christ, so we must crucify Him again and again when we spread hatred for He loves us divinely.

Faith must come before the virtues of love and forgiveness.

Faith that I am loved must come first and then the capacity to love and forgive others is possible. The devil called self hatred must be cast out for our hearts to make room for this divine work among us.




jek said...

I think that we too need to learn to love ourselves and most importantly accept what God's love before we can love and forgive others. I think accepting this love for some is a harder process than others. If you think of sin as being a rejection of love, then that means that we all fall away from this and the quote, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do," can apply to all of us in our daily lives. Your reflection also reminds me of the upcoming Divine Mercy Sunday, in which we have the opprotunity to accept God's Love and mercy which has no limits, if we choose to say yes. Very nice reflection, thank you.

Abbey said...

Dave, thank you for visiting. I have put you on my blogroll. I hope to come here often, and likewise, please visit me any time. I love getting comments, but I get about 20 times more visitors, or more, than I do comments. At least I know they are reading and I am hopefully touching someone out there in a positive way.


nath99 said...

Did anyone listen to this very intriguing Open Message to Pope Benedict??