Let’s Have A Jubilee Year!

51XAhxT+43L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Good Day, God!

A friend handed me this book and said, “I think you should read this!” She was right. It is written by Dr. Charlotte A. Tomaino, a neuropsychologist. She is also former nun which she referred to as “an earlier career choice”. Apparently three years in a convent provides a very good basic course in quieting the “monkey mind.” That is something I am working on as I do Centering Prayer.

When we quiet our busy minds we find a “perspective” that helps us to do more choosing and less reacting in our lives. Indeed, Dr. Tomaino has a variety of links to videos that SHOW how our brains can change and grow according to our thoughts — thoughts based on our beliefs. I’m enjoying it.

But what delighted me today was her blog which invited folks to join in  The JUBILEE Year of Mercy. I had understood about the Year of Mercy. What I hadn’t understood is that it is to be a Extraordinary Jubilee Year. The Book of Leviticus says that in a Jubilee Year (mostly every 50 years)  slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

But, God, it isn’t just debts that need to be forgiven. We ALL have piles of things awaiting our forgiveness. WOW! Wouldn’t it be revolutionary if we all took it upon ourselves to work on forgiving — forgiving others, ourselves and maybe even You, God.

Forgiving tends to be hard to visualize. So Pope Francis is having ACTUALLY DOORS opened! He says, “the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope”.

Gosh, God, if any any church near me opens a Holy Door I sure will want to walk through it!

 

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