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Why does God only forgive when we repent?

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Forgiveness, Fr. McCloskey

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Dear Father McCloskey, why does God only forgive after we repent and turn back to Him, while we are asked to forgive regardless of whether or not the “offending” person asks for our forgiveness and repents? Dear Sister in Christ, you are not alone in your perplexity: I have wrestled with this question myself. The answer simply is that we owe God everything, including our life and redemption and... Read More

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