“The only way to peace is forgiveness.” — Pope Saint John Paul II
As Catholics, we know that God’s forgiveness plants peace in our hearts. We also know that there’s grace that flows from the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Even so, we often struggle to forgive those who have hurt us, so we don’t experience the peace that forgiveness can bring.
The Power of Forgiveness includes reflections on the topic of forgiveness, inspirational stories of saints, simple prayers, and questions to help you meditate and pray. By opening ourselves to forgiving others, we participate in God’s mercy and begin the process of healing.
Part of the Companion in Faith series.
The Beatitudes are the words of Christ that cut to the very core of the Christian life. But have they become so familiar that we breeze past them, without taking them to heart? The Beatitudes can — and will — transform our lives in a powerful way, if we take the time to connect with them daily.
It’s one of the most important prayers in our Christian faith; after all, it was Christ himself who taught us how to pray it. Yet most of us find ourselves distracted and preoccupied when we say the familiar words of the Lord’s Prayer. How can we enter more deeply into this prayer? We need to start with our priorities.
When we grieve, we all long for light in the dark places. We need a light to warm our hearts when they are chilled by grief. For Those Who Grieve includes 22 brief devotions and prayers, drawing on the saints, Scripture, and modern reflections to encourage readers to turn to God each day and find the light of hope, healing, and wholeness.