Friday, July 1, 2016

God's Tender Mercy: Reflections on Forgiveness by Joan Chittister OSB

"The sins of others are before our eyes, our own are behind our backs," the Roman poet Seneca wrote. The terrible truth has been spoken. We hide from others and from ourselves, those things about ourselves, which, if we knew them,  could save us.  If we admitted our arrogance, faced our dishonesties,  named our weakness- at least to ourselves- we would be consumed with kindness. We would know what God knows that there is no one who is not struggling with the same kinds of things we are. There is no one who does not need and deserve our care. " Sister Joan Chittister, God's Tender Mercy, p.28

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