4/4/12

Fr. Joe Whalen's Corner


Fr. Joe's Corner:

"FORGIVENESS is necessary before we receive God's healing graces and for spiritual growth.

Even little forgotten unforgivingnesses keep us bound in suffering after death.
Your forgiveness can trigger someone else’s conversion!
Spiritual healing precedes physical healing. God wants to heal you from the inside out.The most powerful healing we can receive on earth is our reconciliation with God broken through sin. There is no limit on how many times we can receive the great Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the graces we receive are limitless!
When we are truly sorry for offending God, and breaking His Commandments, confession becomes transformation.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation doesn’t just empty us of the past; it also fills us with God’s grace for the future.
In confession, Jesus lifts the weight of our past sins from our shoulders so that we can go out into the world free from guilt, inspired by grace to say an even firmer no to sin than before.
Jesus has given us the grace of confession not only to forgive us but also to strengthen us against temptation.
Don't miss the opportunity to go to confession this Holy Week.
And when you do, know that the grace is there both to absolve and to fill you with divine grace.
A Grace that brings you closer to Jesus and strengthens you against temptation."

4 comments:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Thank You Father Joe. I love your corner.

St. Raphael said...

Ed,Thank you for sharing Fr. Joe's Corner. Forgiveness is a Beautiful gift from God.Peace St. Raphael I have to link this one to my blog!

3grace said...

Hi Father Joe! - Thank you for all your prayers and all you've done!!! - Love Grace

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

God’s Forgives. God Requires Forgiveness.

One of the greatest challenges to human nature is the issue of forgiveness. Those who can’t forgive themselves are filled with guilt and despair, and those who won’t forgive others are filled with anger and bitterness. The most miserable people are the people who never let go of their bitterness. Have you ever met an old bitter man or woman? They can’t enjoy life and those who love them can’t enjoy them. Bitterness builds a barrier that keeps them caged in and the rest of the world closed out. The bitter person will cling to a hurt from the past and will never let go of it even though they know it is destroying them. To various degrees, we all struggle with bitterness. When we cling to anger, we punish those that hurt us, and we destroy ourselves. We throw a pity party that only we can attend. We may be able to hurt others by our bitterness, but we also become isolated and lonely. Our fleshly nature always seeks what will destroy us, but God’s commands always restore what the flesh erodes.