Wednesday, October 14, 2009


In the Harry Potter trilogy there are three unforgivable curses--the Cruciatus curse (used to torture or extract information), the Imperius curse (used to control) and Avada Kedavra (the killing curse). Fortunately in Christianity there is only one unforgivable sin--to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. The blaspheme the Holy Spirit to simply to be unrepentant. It is perfectly logical: God, the King of Mercy, desires to forgive us for all of our sins. The only sin He cannot forgive us for is that which we are not sorry for.

Sometimes, I'm afraid that the reason people are unrepentive is because we don't trust on God's mercy. We think that the thing we have done is so horrible that God could never forgive us. That would be our first big mistake. God is a font of forgiveness. There is nothing that you could have done that He won't forgive you for. God desires to forgive you because sinning is to separate yourself from God and there is nothing God desires more than to be connected with you.

I wonder if the reason people think that their sin is so great is because they can't forgive themselves. How could God forgive me if I cannot even forgive myself?? We are all sinners. We all makes mistakes. We all behave foolishly. I doubt there is anyone out there who is not embarrassed because of their past behavior. I don't think that after hearing confessions for awhile there is anything that really shocks a priest anymore simply because what you think is so awful has been committed by several others. The important thing is to learn from our mistakes and move forward.

Forgive yourself and then ask for God's forgiveness. Humble yourself and accept your humanity and reconnect yourself with God today.

In the wizarding world there may be three unforgivable curses but fortunately, I live and there are is nothing unforgivable as long as I seek God's forgiveness.

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