Meister Eckhart, a great Dominican mystic, taught: “Every creature is a word of God and a book about God.” Isn’t that a wonderful image? You and I, all of us, are unique words of God for the world… helping the world to know about God’s great compassion. There are two expressions that are uniquely human; one of which we share with God. They are “I’m sorry” and “I forgive you.” Phrases that will elicit great inner peace when sincerely given. God always whispers, “You’re forgiven” whenever we ask. As we begin the season of Lent, can we be God’s words to those we’ve hurt or who have hurt us? Can we be open to admitting our offenses and sharing forgiveness with
others? If we can, then we will hear those words God longs to whisper, “You are my beloved” and we will ourselves experience God’s compassion and peace.