I have been thinking about forgiveness a lot lately. Perhaps, because I was in need of forgiveness. I knew I needed to go to Confession...but I was embarrassed about what I needed to confess. I was trying to pray before Mass and I kept being interrupted by the prompting to...GO TO CONFESSION!
So I closed my prayer book and walked back and knocked on Father's door. I confessed. As I looked at his face I saw no condemnation or judgement, just Love and FORGIVENESS. I saw Our Lord with all His Mercy being given to me.
Back in my pew I came to the realization that how could I be embarrassed to confess what God had already seen? He had full knowledge of my sin. He was only waiting for me to come and say that I was sorry. Once I acknowledged my sin and asked for His forgiveness it was mine.
Often I think that we believe that God thinks like us and that His heart is like ours. How wrong we are. We can not even begin to comprehend the magnitude of His thoughts and His Heart, it is larger than anything that we can imagine. That huge heart is full of Mercy...ours for the asking.
Thank You for Your Mercy and Forgiveness.
Thank You for prompting me to remember
that it is mine for the asking.