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Confession: today has been all ghost posts. I’ve been substituting for a sick friend at school and will likely do so tomorrow as well. But tomorrow marks the 100th birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She said, “If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” Like so many things she said and did, it seems simple on the surface and is confoundingly difficult for us modern muddlers to put in to its justly deserved practice.
Mother Teresa also said, “If you judge someone, you have no time to love them.” Reflecting on that always helps me with the forgiveness part. But I am not telling you how to live your life: figuring out how to be at peace is everyone’s own unique gig, and I get that.
I wish I could be around to make more of her special day, but I’ll do my best late tonight/early tomorrow morning, and perhaps more when I get home tomorrow if I’m lucky. In the meanwhile, let’s really try to love and forgive one another? We’ve made an awful mess of this mudball, sure, but I don’t believe it has to stay that way.
Hope I’m staggering these properly and I’ll catch you on the flip!
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