This picture says a thousand words about the new generation…sad
Deanna Melton Cooper (a facebook share)
Forgiveness is an asking to be set free! And an opportunity for the violated to forgive.
When a person says “I am sorry” after an offense or misdeed, the negative energy from the act can still have a negative influence, impact and residual that can house apprehension, nuture animosities and apathy that buildup into an emotional weight called bondage.
Without the violated being confronted or addressed on the offense or misdeed, the incident still remains an unresolved issue.
“I’m sorry” is a self-pity, one-way absorb that lacks acknowledgement from the victim or the offended. Also “I’m sorry” steers far from two or more hearts that can redress and mend the complication.
Forgiveness is not an eleven- letter word, but an asking of the violated or the offended for pardon of the misdeed or erred act.
And, lastly, another reason why it is important to ask the violated “will you forgive me”? … Is because, there is a place within both the human spirit and human heart that need goodness and clarity, for a viable, functional and God-filled life.
THE HOLY BIBLE SCRIPTURE:
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. –Colossians 3:13
Jeremiah 10:23 LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
Matthew 24:1 – 36
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
St. Bridget had been desirous for a long time to know the number of blows our Lord received during His Passion. He one day appeared to her and said, “I received 5,480 blows on my body. If you wish to honor them in some way. say 15 Our Fathers, 15 Hail Marys with the following prayers (which he taught her) for a whole year. When the year is up, you will have honored each one of my wounds.” By honoring the wounds of Jesus, reciting these prayers for a whole year, Jesus promises are: 1) delivering 15 souls from one’s lineage from purgatory, 2) 15 souls of his lineage will be confirmed and preserved in Grace, 3) 15 sinners of one’s lineage will be converted. 4) Whoever recites these prayers will obtain the first degree of perfection. 5) 15 days before honorers death, I will give him my precious body in order that he may escape eternal starvation; I will give him my precious blood to drink lest he thirst eternally. 6) 15 days before his death, he will conceive a deep contrition for all his sins and a perfect knowledge of them. 7) I will place before him, my victorious cross for his help and defense against the attacks of his enemies. 8) Before his death, I will come with my dearest and beloved Mother. 9) I will graciously receive his soul, and will lead it into eternal joys. 10) And having led it there, I will give him a special draught from the fountain of my deity, something I will not do for those who have not recited my Prayers. 11) Let it be known that whoever may have been living in a state of mortal sin for 30 years, but who will recite devoutly, or have the intention to recite these Prayers, the Lord will forgive him all his sins. 12) I will defend him against evil temptations. 13) I will preserve and guard his five senses. 14) I will preserve him from a sudden death. 15) His soul will be delivered from eternal death. 16) He will obtain all he asks for from God and the Blessed Virgin. 17) If he has lived all his life doing his own will and he is to die the next day, his life will be prolonged. 18) Every time one recites these Prayers, he will gain 100 days indulgences. 19) He will be assured of being joined to the supreme Choir of Angels. 20) Whoever teaches these prayers to another, will have continual joy and merit which will last throughout eternity. 21) There where these Prayers are being said or will may be said in the future, God will be present there by His grace.