"I would like to share with you the 10 Commandments of Forgiveness that I spoke about in my homily last weekend.  During Advent one of the most concrete ways we can prepare for the coming of the Lord in the season of Advent is to be about forgiveness: seeking to find forgiveness in God’s love and mercy and then sharing it with our neighbors.  These are taken from William Bausch.

  1. Forgiveness is not easy
  2. Forgiveness is not forgetting
  3. Forgiveness does not overlook evil
  4. Forgiveness is not indifference
  5. Forgiveness is not the same things as approval
  6. Forgiveness recognizes that people are always bigger than their faults
  7. Forgiveness allows a person to start all over again
  8. Forgiveness recognizes the humanity of the wrongdoer
  9. Forgiveness surrenders the right to get even
  10.  Forgiveness wishes the offender well"