Well, now I’ll explain everything
The most famous fish film is back: Finding Dory was – without doubt – one of the most expected films by children (and adults). In Finding Nemo Dory helped the fish Marlin to find his son Nemo, captured by divers. This time it’s Dory looking for her family. But today I will not write a film review. Today I want to tell you about God! What does Dory have to do with God? I’ll explain it.
For those who know her, Dory suffers from short term memory loss, that is, within seconds you forget all that she has done, heard, said or experienced. And it’s precisely this characteristic to make her an even more comical and unusual character.
In his homily, Pope Francis said: “In the confession, it’s true, there is a judgment, because the priest judge saying:”You are wrong in it, you did that…”. However, it is more than an opinion: it is a meeting, a meeting with the good God who always forgives, who forgives all, who knows how to have party when he forgives and forgets your sins. “
God forgets my, your, our sins. A truly repentant heart, which comes to the confessional seeking reconciliation with God, gets back the joy of the heart of Father, and his soul is washed by the mercy of God who forgives everything. And, forgiving, He forgets.
We tend to compare the way we forgive with the unique and special way in which God do it. Although we forgive, we can not forget the pain or discomfort caused by the person in question. And we think that God also acts as well.
The love of God is always faithful and constant. It does not change according to our shortcomings or our success. But it is always with us, for the eternity.
And this love which forgives everything allows us to believe and to have hope in the future, in eternity, where there will be no weeping or screeching of teeth.
Unlike Dory – who forget everything unwittingly – God chooses to forget our mistakes because He loves us extremely. In Micah 7, 18-19 we read:
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”
The Lord casts our sins into the sea of His mercy and erases them, forget them, giving us a blank page for a new beginning. And then, He comes to us to resume our relationship with Him.
In his humility, knowing that we are in error, He lowers himself to reach us, to have a relationship with us, to embrace us again with His unconditional love.
There is another similarity between God and Dory. Dory is not afraid to enter into contact with other species different from her own and does everything possible to communicate with them.
God, similarly, does everything to communicate with us. Both with his Word – and with various situations – as well as for the mouth of a brother or mouth of a saint. In everything He sends his love, so that we can pass it to others too.
Let us never forget this love and mercy that transform us. John Paul II said that “Forgive is loving to the end”, and that is how He loves us.
P.S.: When you fall, do not give up. Dive into the sea of God’s mercy and “Just keep swimming”.