The Power of Forgiveness
Today's Gospel teaches us how to pray, quite simply. Even more strongly, it teaches us about the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a virtue closely related to the Salesian virtues of humility, kindness and gentleness. When we, on our side, can humbly admit a mistake our hearts soften and become more gentle. When we move a step beyond admitting our mistakes and recognize that others can also make mistakes, kindness should enable us to be quickly forgiving.
Let us strive during this sacred time of Lent to work on becoming forgiving persons so that the Salesian virtues may shine brilliantly in our lives and give courage and strength to others!