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How to Forgive “Seventy-Seven Times”

In a recent post for the Truth and Charity Forum, Roland Millare reflected on Jesus’ instruction to forgive “not seven times but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:22). In his heartfelt reflection, Millare courageously shared his own story of forgiving the man who murdered his beloved sister, stating, “In my heart, I forgave and continue to forgive him for his crime.”

Jesus’ instructions on forgiveness have generally reminded me of the need to forgive...

Christmas—Oh the Humanity!

Christmas is a time that truly reveals our humanity. As Christians we celebrate the revelation of the Incarnation, which does not refer solely to God becoming a man, but also recognizes that Jesus really enters into our humanity—with all its beauty, ordinariness, occasional chaos, and stress.

We often gaze upon picturesque nativity scenes with Mary and Joseph perfectly placed around the peaceful baby Jesus. A soft light illumines the resting animals and adoring shepherds while...

Reflecting on Advent in the Year of Faith

“Wait for me!” This was an appeal I often made to the other kids as one of the youngest growing up on my street. My cul-de-sac was filled with little rascals chasing one another for a game of tag, or playing baseball where we spray painted the baseball diamond onto the road, or darting in and out of each other’s houses.  Childhood was full of adventure. We were always on the go and I was...

Protecting Life by Recognizing and Responding to Signs for Suicide

More than 32,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Even more startling is the 816,000 attempted suicides in the United States annually...