1st May 2022

In our ordinary world, words such as compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation convey an essential, if difficult and at the same time joyful, human task. In our world of faith, we add other words, such as mercy and grace, which make us conscious of the free gift, unalloyed, with no conditions attached. Our role is not to “retain the sins of any” precisely so that they may know, at our hands, true forgiveness. In our Gospel, Peter is not reproached; rather he is set free. That is love, the only commandment


Lord Jesus, help us all to hear your invitation, “Do you love me?” and set our hearts free to practice forgiveness. You live and reign for ever and ever. Amen

Kieran J O’Mahony OSA