Today is a new day. It is the first day of the end of the ravages of such things as diabetes in my life-- as I have asked God on my knees to help me be the man that Jesus wants me to be. My goal is to be more consistent and proficient at loving others, imitating Him and taking better care of myself in the process. I have come to certain self-realizations that aren't pleasant to admit to myself-- let alone anyone else. They are correctable, all of them-- with God's help. I ask of the reader their support and prayers as I endeavor to be the man I know God created me to be.
I just watched a really good message from Fr. Cedric called "Forgive and Live." As he pointed out, the Lord's Prayer instructs us to pray "forgive us our sins as we forgive others." Sure, as Christians we all know how much we need forgiveness from God and will even admit sometimes we do others wrong and should ask forgiveness from them. But, what about when people wrong us? Not so easy sometimes to forgive, is it? Perhaps we need to stop and think about the patience God has had for us that has produced the tremendous amount of forgiveness He offers.