The night before my daughter has her First Reconciliation.  I am so proud of her for putting in the time to study the books and more importantly study herself.   It is so hard to look at our choices and be honest with our faults.  Whether you are 8 or a little older . . .

This is my second child to receive this sacrament and it takes on a deeper meaning each time.  I have noticed that with the baptisms as well.  I wonder if that is part of God’s plan–the more kids you have the more opportunities you have to learn and relearn.  I know that for me the last time I went through the reconciliation classes with my first child I was in a very different place.   A few years ago I was not able to forgive myself and definitely not able to forgive others.  It is a process isn’t it.  I wonder where I will be when the others receive this amazing sacrament. 

Thank you God for giving me a road map for my life and being patient as I try to take the shortcut.  Thank you Jesus for giving up your life for all of us.  I pray that I may use your examples of forgiveness with myself and others.

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