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Forgive and Flourish: Family Reflection Video

Forgive and Flourish: Family Reflection Video

Why pray?  |  Strengthening family unity

Even our smallest seeds of faith can be very powerful.

Sometimes we carry bitterness and disappointment around, and this can overshadow the good in us. When Jesus speaks on forgiveness today, he teaches us to move from hurt to healing and from healing to wholeness through forgiveness.

Jesus uses the black mulberry tree to demonstrate this. This tree has a very deep root system and grows quickly, even in difficult conditions. If we allow hatred to root instead of faith, it will easily grow within us, only able to be destroyed at the roots. But faith can also be the mustard seed that grows the tree: even the smallest bit of faith will become powerful when we allow it to grow within us.

Do we have that little bit of faith that will enable us to forgive and flourish?

We pray for the seed in our hearts, O Lord. May we allow it to grow deep roots within us!

About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.

Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!