March 17: To Heal Our Heart: Forgiveness for One, Forgiveness for All

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

March 17, 2021

“Feeling complete only comes with the realization that we are all one.” – Cleo Wade

In previous reflections, we considered how honor and forgiveness for others, from our hearts of hearts, can be for ourselves as well. If our souls are He, then honoring and forgiving ourselves may be the first step to healing ourselves.

In the Epistles to the Colossians, Paul declares that we must clothe ourselves with compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. When actively forgiving myself, I like to envision the Holy Clothing mentioned in Colossians. I focus my attention on my Holy Clothing to enhance my ability to honor and forgive my heart and mind.

Looking into a mirror, how would you describe your Holy Clothing?

Many may envision the garment described in Matthew, the one Jesus wore that was radiant and bright. Donning your Holy Clothing of compassion, or kindness, or patience, I’d like for you to imagine your antagonist’s face while they respond to your transfigured self.

Would your antagonist feel shame, fear, and/or guilt responding to you in your Holy Clothing? Would you feel shame, fear, and/or guilt?

When presented with saint-makers, our imaginations can aid our Holy Clothing. Granted, this takes a great deal of practice, yet, can be rewarding, not only for our venerable saint-makers. Every moment we strive to heal ourselves is another moment to extend healing to others, perhaps simultaneously. Witnessing this is truly a splendid sight to behold.

Are you willing and motivated to connect with your transfigured self?

These reflections are meant to challenge us on our journey through Lent. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments with us.

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