How can I go beyond licking my wounds?


“Let us cling to the certainty that God can forgive every sin. He forgives everyone. He can bridge every distance, and turn all mourning into dancing. The certainty that with Jesus there is always a place for everyone. That with Christ things are never over. That with him, it is never too late. With God, we can always come back to life. Take courage!… For Christ constantly intercedes for us before the Father. Gazing upon our violent and tormented world, he never tires of repeating: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. Let us now do the same, in silence, in our hearts, and repeat: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
Pope Francis

Let us think about someone who, in our own lives, injured, offended or disappointed us; someone who made us angry, who did not understand us or who set a bad example. How often we spend time looking back on those who have wronged us! How often we think back and lick the wounds that other people, life itself and history have inflicted on us. Today, Jesus teaches us not to remain there, but to react, to break the vicious circle of evil and sorrow. To react to the nails in our lives with love, to the buffets of hatred with the embrace of forgiveness. As disciples of Jesus, do we follow the Master or do we follow our own desire to strike back? This is a question we have to ask ourselves. Do we follow the Master or not?”
Pope Francis

The need for teachers in times of Global Trauma:
Dear Jeanne,
Our world is in a time of profound suffering and uncertainty. It is also a time of increasing isolation from one another, when people are focused more on the individual than the collective. We urgently need mindfulness teachers around the world who can help evolve human consciousness and nourish a sense of interdependence, compassion, and love.
You are invited to join us live as Tami Simon talks with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield about why our world so deeply needs more mindfulness teachers and how we can serve healing by:
• Cultivating deeper awareness and compassion
• Shifting focus from individual to collective well-being
• Awakening the wisdom of interdependence
• Dedicating ourselves to engaged spirituality and a more equitable, just world
Join us LIVE on April 29, 2022, at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT.

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