God forgives and forgets our sins, says Pope Francis

God forgives and forgets our sins, says Pope Francis

OSSROM55180_Articolo-740x493“When God forgives, his forgiveness is so great that it is as though God forgets,” stressed Pope Francis to the faithful present in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta.

In his message the Pope underlined the importance of forgiveness during the season of lent. The Holy Father asked the faithful to show mercy to others, so that they could experience God’s mercy too.

“In the Our Father,” the Pope recalled, “we pray: ‘Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.’ Pope indicated it as an equation which has two sides two to go together. He continued by saying that, “if you are not able to forgive, how will God forgive you? He wants to forgive you, but He will not if you have closed hearts, where mercy cannot enter.”

In his final words the Pontiff suggested prayer as a short cut to forget the memories of all the ill wills done by a person even after forgiving that person.