If we confess our sins, He is faithful and forgives our sins; He cleanses us from all unrighteousness.  – 1 Jn 1:9

Reflection. There are two stages of Christian forgiveness.  The first is forgiveness itself, the second is thanksgiving.  Nothing erases the hurts of the past faster than a grateful heart.  We have so much for which to be grateful.  When we concentrate on the good things of life, our hurts become insignificant.

Prayer. How grateful I am, O Lord, for the gift of forgiveness.  Even though I have sinned, I trust in Your mercy.