A Father’s Unconditional Love, Forgiveness, Sharing and Healing
By: Ella Tan
With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and business occupations, we must balance our home and work routines, if we wish to succeed in both. Our priorities are constantly tested, because caring for our loved ones competes with other important activities in our chosen careers. For example, when my father retired, his social activities became quite limited and primarily dependent on my free time to drive him to his desired destinations. Occasionally, I missed my scheduled appointments with my father. Each time, I would prepare a speech, seeking his forgiveness. However, he always paid minimal attention or importance to my apologetics. He simply greeted my arrivals with warm smiles and hugs. His reactions showed me only his unrestrained joy and relief at his daughter’s safe return home.
Returning home with an explanation for such mistakes, is like entering the Confessional to seek forgiveness for our sins. Yes, we must account for our sins, but after our cleansing, the Lord welcomes our return and we know we are His children once more. The unconditional love demonstrated by both my Heavenly Father and my earthly father — upon my Reconciliation or return — has motivated my desire to become a better Christian. One way is by doing some corporal and spiritual works of mercy, such as those afforded by my active involvement with SSAP’s Hospital Ministry. Read the full article from P6 of this week’s Parish Bulletin
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