"We each have a past. It is a continuing story that accounts for where we have come and everything that has happened along the way - a personal history of our thoughts, words, and actions. Acknowledging the past is unnerving, but at some point we each must come to terms with this difficult comrade.
"On the one hand, the past can be a
friend, reminding us of happy times and fond memories. But on the other
hand, it can be a foe. In fact, the past can become a tormentor through
memories that we'd rather leave forgotten, such as regrettable mistakes
or (even worse) embarrassing mishaps."
In a recent commentary, Brother Vincent Mary Bernhard, O.P., reflected on how God, through His grace, "shows our past for what it is - the story of his saving actions in our lives, despite our mistakes and foibles - and calls us to himself, our true happiness."
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Dominicana: Redeeming the Past (1 FEB 21)