#10 Forgiveness

#10 Forgiveness WP

In this episode we talk about forgiveness – what it is, what it isn’t, how to do it, and why it’s necessary. Forgiveness is the decision to let go of bitterness and negative feelings and thoughts towards somebody who hurt us and replace them with compassionate feelings and thoughts. When we forgive, we accept that something bad happened to us and say that we want to move on. We become willing to see the other person as God sees them which allows us to focus on more than what they did that hurt us this in turn leads to our own healing giving us the freedom to love. We’ve all got someone to forgive it is part of the human condition.


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The Take Home

 The Jesus Prayer

What it is? A mantra – Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

How it works? Repeat it as often as you want throughout the day – you could use rosary beads to keep count.

Why it works?

Jesus forgives sins before healing takes place. There is a link between repentance, forgiveness of others and healing.

The prayer reminds us of our intrinsic value: Jesus loves me. –> it acknowledges our failure to love –> it gives us motivation to overcome barriers to healing and forgiveness.


Bless you!

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