Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Also from today's day of recollection

Fr. Krebs told the story of a a woman who was renowned for having personal conversations with the Lord. She was considered so holy and was so venerated among the people that she became a source of irritation for her bishop. To test her the bishop asked to to ask the Lord what the greatest sin of his most inner, hidden self was. On the date appointed she returned to the bishop. He asked her if she had asked the Lord what his greatest, most intimate sin was. She said, "Yes." He said, "So, what did the Lord say?" She said, "He said, 'the bishop's greatest interior sin? Tell the bishop I'm sorry, but I forgot.'"

We hold onto our sins long after the Lord has rendered them completely irrelevant.

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