Thursday, August 9, 2012

No More

The Lord speaks to us this morning through the prophet Jeremiah, “I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.” Given what is sometimes the stinginess of our ability to forgive from the depths of our hearts, God’s forgiveness is almost unfathomably exquisite, astounding in its breadth and boundlessness. “As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us,” says the Psalmist. Sin is real, and confessing it does not mean nothing wrong has happened. But what privilege and joy to humbly confess our transgressions to the Lord, only to have them forgiven- buried, erased and forgotten by divine Mercy.