Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Forgiveness enables us – personally and as the Church – to properly enter the time of preparation for the Lord’s three day Pascha.

The act or dynamic of seeking forgiveness and extending forgiveness helps us to remove the masks that camouflage our true identity. Seeking and extending forgiveness is a personal ascent to our own Golgotha where we stand exposed and vulnerable before the other, even the other we may have harmed or who may have deeply harmed and scarred us. Nevertheless, difficult as this therapeutic ascent may be, the dynamic of forgiveness begins the unveiling of our true identity and the true identity of the other. We are created in the image and likeness of God. Removing the disguises that hide or protect us provides the way for each of us to become a reflection of the inexhaustible beauty and the inexhaustible image of God.

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