In all marriages there are rough times, and there will be arguments, it is a natural part of any relationship. In fact, we tend to get most passionate about and with those we most care. Fortunately in most disagreements one or the other partner’s hearts will usually soften and we each come to appreciate our own selfish contribution to the disagreement. We should never allow our quarrels to go unresolved and unforgiven overnight. As the saying goes “never let the sun go down upon your anger.” In today’s Gospel Jesus instructs us in not allowing our anger to get the better of us and that we should always make an effort to reconcile with one another.
It is good solid practice to make every effort to forgive and reconcile with one another, keeping in mind that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. Forgiveness is freely given and in the end it has more of an impact on us than it does with the one being forgiven. When we forgive, we love and when we love, we forgive, and when we forgive those we love all is well with the world. Make a great day!
Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Agnes of Prague.