By forgiving us, God buries our past in the heart of Christ and brings relief to the secret wounds of our being.

When we can express to God all that burdens our life and keeps us trapped beneath the weight of a judgment, then light is shed on the shadows within us. Knowing that we are listened to, understood, and forgiven by God is one of the sources of peace . . . and our heart begins to find healing.

Brother Roger of Taize , Brother Roger of Taize: Essential Writings by Marcello Fidanzio, editor, Brother Roger of Taize