St. Basil the Great
Jesus said to his disciples, "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5: 43-48).
Without God’s grace, it is impossible to love your enemy. The first step to doing this is to forgive them in your heart and then to not wish evil upon them. But we need God’s grace so we should strive to go to the Sacrament of Confession at least every month.
Holy Spirit, please help me to go to confession often.
Impact Sports: Am I disciplined and respectful toward my opponent before the game?
Impact Life: When I receive money do I spend it right away or exercise some self-discipline and save some?