Yesterday I attended a recollection in Quiapo, Manila and the speaker talked about Forgiveness. The talk on Forgiveness is very timely for the Lenten season. He said that forgiveness is hard because to forgive is to give four times.
To Give Four Times:
The first to give in Forgiving others is to give up pride.
The second to give in Forgiving others is to be humble.
The third to give in Forgiving others is to give up selfishness
The fourth to give in Forgiving others is to give another chance.
In addition with this Talk, the homily during the mass that I attended this Ash Wednesday was all about the meaning of ASH. The priest talks about giving without boundaries.
Meaning of ASH
A- ALMS GIVING, SACRIFICE
S-SILENCE, FASTING IN SILENCE
H-HUMILITY AND HOLINESS, THE GREATEST SACRIFICE IS HUMILITY
HOLINESS IS ACHIEVED IN PRAYER