Sunday, February 19, 2012

Looking ahead

Alert! God's memory is failing!

Either we have to believe that God's memory is a little weak if not failing completely or ... he just doesn’t have a big need to remember our sins.

He admits it himself with the words from the prophet Isaiah: "It is I, I, who wipe out, for my own sake, your offenses; your sins I remember no more." It is for his own sake. It is because he is who he is. It is because he could not know anything other than to love and forgive — "God is love."

To not recall our sins is one thing; to not remember them is quite an other thing. To forget — to wipe away from memory, to not go back and use them to guilt us again and again — this is our God. This is the one who loves us into all we can be. God’s love, further, goes deep into the paralysis of our lives where we have no more movement, no more ability to function. There, he forgives. There, he heals. There, he forgets. There, he gives life!

Father Perry D. Leiker is St. Bernard parish administrator. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112.

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