We can all be hurt easily by the words, attitudes and actions of others. As a result we often find it hard to love the person who hurt us.
But while it is painful enough to be hurt, it is spiritually more painful to harden one’s heart. Because in the refusal to forgive others – making the sincere gift of self – we deny ourselves of the opportunity to discover our true identity – that is, to love and to be loved.
Through his insight into the three great sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and the Holy Eucharist) instituted by Jesus Christ himself, acclaimed author Fr Jim McManus helps us to tend to our spiritual wounds so that we may rediscover our true selves, and reap the reward of loving in sincere self-giving – which is the gift of sincere happiness.