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Loved, Enlightened, and Forgiven

by Fr. John Henry Hanson, O.Praem.

 

Homily: Saturday, April 9, 2022

To act as though we have no light; to act as though we are in darkness is to betray our identity. It’s not who we are. To act as though we are unforgiven is to betray our identity. It’s not who we are. To act as though we are not loved and beloved with a love that goes beyond anything we could imagine is not who we are. These are the obvious things. These are the things we must keep in mind. It’s so easy to play the part of those who are in darkness, or who are unclean and unforgiven, or who are unloved. To think of ourselves in those three ways is to be subject to the influence of the devil. We do not want to give him authority to tell us who we are, what our identity is, but rather whom the Lord says we are. We are loved, enlightened, and forgiven…

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