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Tag Archive for ‘sorry’

Tuesday 26 March

Daniel 3:25, 34-43; Psalm 25; Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiven and forgiving Repentance and mercy should go hand in hand. If we are truly sorry for our sins, the Lord will forgive us. His forgiveness should act as a lesson to us. What we have received from the Lord we should in turn pass on to others. […]

Wednesday 6 March

Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Ash Wednesday Today marks the beginning of our Lenten pilgrimage. We bear the sign of the ashes to show that we wish to repent and turn to the Lord. It is good to repent and be sorry for our sins. It heals us and revives […]

Monday 15 January

1 Samuel 15:16-23; Psalm 50; Mark 2:18-22 Obedient to what God wants of me King Saul lost favour with God because he was disobedient. Jesus asks us to be obedient to his commands. Am I obedient to the requirements of family, work and community? If so, it means that I’m prepared to help towards their […]

Thursday 15 January

Hebrews 3:7-14, Ps.95, Mark 1:40-45 When We’re Down There are times in life when we feel pretty disappointed with ourselves, only too aware of our failures, our weaknesses, our inadequacy. Prayer becomes difficult because we can’t help but think that God is just as disappointed in us as we are. But Jesus revealed that God […]

Saturday 5 July

Amos 9:11-15;Ps 85; Matthew 9:14-17 Forgiveness God was angry with his people. They had not obeyed him. Yet he forgave them. Again they returned to their sinful ways. Hardships followed causing them to think that God was again angry. They asked for his help to make things better which he gave. Isn’t it remarkable that […]

Thursday 12 June

1 Kings 18:41-46, Ps. 65, Matthew 5:20-26 Saying sorry We are called to get on with those we live with. The home or community is a good training ground for learning to say sorry when our actions hurt others. Spiritual maturity comes when we realize that hurting others is a sin and that our sin […]

Tuesday 16 July

Exodus 2: 1-15, Ps. 69, Matthew 11: 20-24 Repent Recognising my sinfulness and repenting is essential if I want to get close to Jesus Christ. Without this action the deepest parts of my heart can remain shut off to the action of God’s love in my life. All that is probably best and most creative […]

Wednesday 20 February

Jonah 3:1-10, Ps.51, Luke 11:29-32 True repentance The call which runs like an unbroken thread all through Lent is the call to repentance. Why do I find true repentance so difficult? I am well aware of my own sinfulness, so that is not the problem. If repentance was merely a matter of regret, of being […]

Monday 4 February

Hebrews 11:32-40, Ps.31, Mark 5:1-20 A new beginning Today’s gospel tells us a strange story. (I can’t help feeling a little sorry for the pigs!) How sad that their fear prevented people from welcoming Jesus and rejoicing in the healing of one of their neighbours. How natural that the man himself wanted to follow Jesus. […]

Words That Heal: “I’m Sorry”

I AM embarrassed to admit this but when someone says sorry to me I am often putty in their hands, sometimes going to great lengths to lessen their discomfort. I wonder, therefore, why it is so difficult for some others to admit they are wrong. The most obviously guilty perhaps are politicians. Their constituents would […]