Focolare Word of Life – August 2014
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This Word of Life is taken from one of the books of the Hebrew Testament written between 180 and 170 B.C. by Ben Sira (Sirach in Greek), a sage, scribe and teacher in Jerusalem.Focolare Word of Life Logo

He taught a subject that was dear to the whole tradition of biblical wisdom: God is merciful toward sinners and we should imitate his way of acting. The Lord forgives all our faults because “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love” (Ps 103:8). He overlooks our sins (see Wis 11:23), he forgets them, casting them behind his back (see Is 38:17).

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