The Word Among Us

Lent 2014 Issue

She Was Still My Mother

A story of forgiveness.

By: Bishop Victor Galeone

She Was Still My Mother: A story of forgiveness. by Bishop Victor Galeone

When Jesus taught his disciples the Our Father, he elaborated on only one of the petitions—the one on forgiveness: “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions” (Matthew 6:14-15).

The following example of forgiveness so moved me some years ago, when I was a parish priest, that I recorded it in my journal. I share it...

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