Third Sunday of Advent

Everyone struggles with forgiveness.  While forgiving others who have wronged us is difficult, we often face greater challenges forgiving ourselves.  When we do not forgive, we remain trapped in our past, which keeps us from being truly free to live out the lives God has in store for us.  Advent is a time to seek forgiveness.  And forgiving ourselves is an important step in trusting God’s forgiveness.  We protest that we don’t deserve it and are not worth.  The truth is, we’re not!  But God’s love is greater than our darkness.  Where do I need the light of God’s forgiveness?