Have any of your friends or loved ones asked, begged, or bargained for forgiveness that you have not given?
Blessed are you this year. Pope Frances has declared this as the year of Mercy. We should forgive ourselves for past transgressions, forgive others for their offenses, regardless of if they ask for it. We should go to reconciliation to reconcile our relationships with God, others, and yourself.
Let today be the first day of your year of Mercy, forgive, be forgiven, and have Mercy.