Erasing the white board

by Fr. Jeff

I walked out of the sacristy vested with an alb and purple stole. When I looked at the back of the church, I expected there to be a few people who came for our Lenten penance night. Over 10 pews worth was more than few!

Grace was given penitent after penitent:

I absolve you of your sins in the name of the + Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

As my arm made the sign of the cross over and over again, I was brought back to my school days. The dry erase boards would be covered in black. To make it white again, it only took a little effort of the arm.

With Your words and grace, the forgiveness of sins is just like

Erasing the white board.