Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen

The main insight I got from this excerpt is that a healthy memory is a is memory that sees all past events through God’s eyes, guided by the Holy Spirit who places everything in context & transformed daily by the Eucharist.

Ask the Holy Spirit, the true and ultimate therapist, to illuminate our past and lead us to those incidents that we have still not accepted wholeheartedly. We can save a lot of time if we go into analysis with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will place everything in a larger context. God is there in everything that happens. When we see our past in the light of the Holy Spirit, with the eyes of God, it is created anew.

The best moment for this transformation of our past is at the Eucharist. Do we give him an opportunity to heal us?  Do we show him our wounds? “Jesus, heal these wounds

A healthy memory does NOT mean that one forgets the difficult things of the past and remembers only happy events. No, a memory becomes healthy to the extent that it increasingly coincides with God’s memory. We begin to see with his eyes and remember his work. Our memory becomes healthy to the extent that we surrender our past to God and know that it is more his past than ours.


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