Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings

How many people have we condemned to prison?  I mean this, of course, in a figurative way: how many have we condemned to the prison of our disfavor because of past hurts that we refuse to forget?  Forgiveness is a process, and it may take some time to truly forgive and forget an egregious offense.  But we have to be willing to take that first step, to ask God to help us to forgive, to count on him to help us to be merciful.  Because God has forgiven us much worse.  Our sins are incredibly offensive to God, but he forgives us all the time.  How could we do any less?