24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading – Ecclesiasticus 27:33-28:9
“Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you, and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven”. Practicing forgiveness is an essential condition to receive forgiveness. Forgiving others is very important for being forgiven our own sins. Not forgiving creates resentment and anger in our heart. Heart is the seat of love. When resentment and anger get into our heart, there will be no place for love. When there is no place for love in our heart, then how we can get the love of God which gives us forgiveness. That is what happens when we don’t forgive. Let’s forgive each other to live by the commandments. Let’s reflect: Do I forgive or let the resentment fill my heart?