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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mercy Me!

In Buenos Aires I met a Capuchin friar, a little younger than me, who was a great confessor. He always has a long queue, lots of people, and he confesses all day. He is a great “forgiver”, he forgives so much. And sometimes he feels guilty for having forgiven so much.

Once we were talking and he said: “Sometimes I feel guilty”.

And I asked him: “And what do you do when you feel guilty like that?”

“I go before the tabernacle, I look at the Lord and say to Him: Lord, forgive me, today I forgave so much, but let it be very clear that it is all your fault, because you were the one who set me the bad example!” 
 -- Pope Francis