Showing posts with label St Jane de Chantal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St Jane de Chantal. Show all posts

1 Jun 2016

Forgiveness & Mercy -- NOT an Overnight Success


Lying on his deathbed, Jane de Chantal’s husband forgave his cousin who had accidentally shot him while hunting. His young, devoted, heart-broken widow—now a single mother of four young children—was not as fast to reconcile. Jane approached forgiveness with great contemplation. A woman of deep faith, Jane knew that this task would not only take God’s grace to accomplish but would also require time.

At first, she could only greet the man on the street—slowly progressing to inviting him to their home. Jane eventually reached such peace in her relationship with this man that she became the godmother of one of his children.

Forgiveness is a process. Sometimes a very long, arduous one but with God's grace it is possible to forgive even in the most difficult of circumstances. As St. Jane experienced herself...
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*First appeared in 7 Qualities of Mercy -- Light Along the Way.

Martin Luther King Jr., A Man of Peace and Many More Virtues

Today, in the United States, we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a loving father, and husband. Yet, most of us kno...