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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 25, 2015

A KINGDOM OF FORGIVENESS

What does the Kingdom of God look like?  It is when we allow ourselves to be forgiven. Not when God forgives us, but when we allow God to forgive us. When we forgive ourselves.

Can you imagine what the world would look like if everyone lived with forgiveness? Now we understand why it is called the Kingdom of God.

But forgiveness is a difficult thing. Most of us are so comfortable carrying our guilt and shame that it has become a part of our identity.  Have you ever been in a relationship and confessed something that you considered to be a stumbling block only to have the person to whom you are confessing tell you that it isn’t a stumbling block for them?  It is much the same with God.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20).

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