"As followers of Christ, we must have a distinct voice, one that does not cry out only in anger, but also with hope and forgiveness... At the same time that the Gospel calls unethical exploiters to justice, it also offers forgiveness and redemption to these same people who have committed such atrocities against humanity. Judging the world with self-righteousness is an empty endeavor; we must confront such evils with the full power of the Gospel." [Read Article]
"There are things to worry about. There are reasons to fear, reasons to dread. These things are true ... But it is not the only truth. It is not the final truth. The final truth is that ... there will be darkness for a time, and then there will be a sun that rises and never sets, never stops warming us, never stops bringing us light, and light, and more and more light." [Read Article]
Forgiving yourself for your failings is a constant struggle. It can be hard to know what forgiving yourself means much less how to do it. This Lent, if you would like to experience more peace in your heart, I would encourage you to give up beating up on yourself.