Taste the Goodness of Forgiveness

January 13, 2022 | By Bishop Jerome Feudjio, Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jerome Feudjio
Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands

”Vivit in me Christus” (”Yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me”) — GALATIANS  2:20

My dear Priests, Deacons, Religious, Men and Women of Good Will in the Diocese of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands, forgiveness is the key word of my first pastoral letter to you as Bishop of St. Thomas. The first thing I am calling each and every one of you to do with me as I begin  my Episcopal  ministry is to forgive.

Forgiveness is the key to unity. Forgiveness is of primordial  and  of utmost  capital  importance  because in  order  to live  together  as authentic  Christians, there is a need  to forgive so  that we can  begin anew and move together as God’s family. Priests need to forgive priests; Christians need  to forgive priests; Christians need to forgive one another so, “All may be one as my Father and I are one.” This unity among you cannot be achieved if we do not reconcile and forgive one another for errors and mistakes committed in the past.

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