Forgiveness, at Year's End (Col. 3:13)

Forgiveness, at Year's End (Col. 3:13)

Much of the advice we get from folks who smooth out the wrinkles in the fabric of our shared community is wise and helpful. But St. Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, adds a more profound rationale to forgive: “Bear with one another, and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other, just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive (Col 3:13).”

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Light that Dawns This New Year (Luke 2:32)

Light that Dawns This New Year (Luke 2:32)

Will this be the year that we get a handle on that anger? On that unhealthy habit? Will this be the year we get that anxiety under control? If so, perhaps religion and faith can help. We all want serenity, and we want it now! And while there is nothing wrong with setting a goal and striving to meet it, God wants more for us than a shortcut to serenity that relies on our efforts and coincides with one day of the calendar.

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