Sunday Reflection (September 17, 2023)

We may have a challenging time forgiving and a tough time accepting forgiveness. We may think that there are sins God does not forgive. These words lifted from Psalm 103 remind us of God’s mercy: “Bless the Lord, my soul; who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills, who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with mercy and compassion.”

God has forgiven us and reconciled us. In response may we extend forgiveness in the hopes of being reconciled with one another. This process of reconciliation takes place for the rest of our lives. May we forgive and be reconciled with one another as Joseph was reconciled with his brothers (Genesis 50:15-21).