Forgiveness“We cannot communicate with the Lord if we do not communicate with one another. If we want to present ourselves to him, we must also take a step towards meeting one another. To do this, we must learn the great lesson of forgiveness; we must not let the gnawing of resentment work in our soul, but must open our hearts to the magnanimity of listening to others, open our hears to understanding them, eventually to accepting their apologies, to generously offering our own.”

— Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Closing of the Twnety-fourth Intalian National Eucharistic Congress, Bari, May 29, 2005.