Last week I talked about the Sacraments of Initiation as Graced Moments. Today I would like to talk about the Sacraments of Healing as Graced Moments! The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are Graced Moments because they are moments in which we are reminded that God is wrapping His arms around us helping us to know His love and mercy. Knowing this love and mercy are vital to our ability to regain our footing when we have struggled in our response to love God with all of our minds, hearts, and souls and our neighbors as ourselves. A lot of times it is the difference between moving forward or remaining stuck in the heaviness of our guilt. God’s mercy is a wonderful thing. To truly know that God forgives us and that we are loved and we are lovable is a wonderful thing. May we never take it for granted.
God’s continued peace,
Fr. Yvon J. Royer