Ave Maria Meditations
Our debts to God… must be reckoned according to the price of our redemption, the most Precious Blood of Jesus. Our debts are our sins which needed to be washed away in the Blood of a divine Victim. In spite of our good will, we increase these debts each day, if only by faults of frailty and weakness.
Is there one who can say at the day’s end that he has not contracted new debts with God? But God, being infinite goodness, knows and has pity on our misery; each time we place ourselves before Him and humbly acknowledge our faults with sincere repentance, He immediately pardons us and cancels all our debts. God is magnificent when He pardons: He does not reproaches us for the faults over which we have already wept, nor does He keep any account of them; His pardon is so generous, so great and complete, that He not only annuls our debts, but destroys even the memory of them as if they never existed.
It is enough for Him to see us repentant; then every wound, even the most grievous and repugnant, is completely healed by the Precious Blood of Jesus. Christ’s Blood is like an immense sea which has the power to cleanse and destroy the sins of all mankind, provided they are sincerely repented of. Every minute of every day we can take the burden, heavy or light as it may be, of our sins and infidelities and make it disappear in this ocean of grace and love, certain that not one trace will remain.
+Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen