From a Creighton Student's Perspective
of Creighton University's Online Ministries
February 22nd, 2009
This week, all the readings share the common theme of forgiveness and healing. Yet, the initial point that stuck me was something related, but a bit more subtle; that is where I will focus my reflection. In the first reading, the Lord tells that He will remember our sins no more. This notion that God forgets our sins as well as forgiving them is something that I have been taught since grade school, but not something I think about often. However, just a few weeks ago I heard a story about this that really stuck with me and made this concept take shape. The story was about St Margaret Mary Alacoque, who thought she had visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She went to her confessor, a Jesuit, St Claude de la Colombiere, in order to verify her visions. To ensure the visions were authentic, he had to ask something that only Jesus could know: he told her that next time the vision appeared, to ask what was the last mortal sin she had confessed. She asked, and He responded, “I don’t remember.” And that was how St Claude knew the visions were genuine.
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