Sense of Life. Articles in English. He Forgave Me Much.
Welcome to the world of language jobs!
Portal for Language Professionals and their Clients.  39,000+ Freelance Translators.  7,000+ Translation Agencies.
Articles for translators and linguists - He Forgave Me Much
Home More Articles About the Sense of Life Database of Translation Agencies Database of Translators Become a Member!


  Upload Your Resume
  Add Your Translation Agency
  Become a Member
  Edit Your Profile
  Find Translation Jobs
  Find Rare Translation Jobs
  Find Very Rare Language Jobs
  Find Jobs in Rarest Pairs
  Receive All Jobs by RSS
  Work for Translation Agencies
  Post Your Translation Job
  Hire Translators-Members
  Hire All Translators
  Easily Contact Translators
  Hire Translation Agencies Members
  Contact All Translation Agencies
  Obtain Blacklisted Employers
  Apply to Collection Agencies
  Read Articles (By Category)
  Read Articles (By Index)
  Read Sense-of-Life Articles
  Read Work-at-Home Articles
  Use Free Dictionaries
  Use Free Glossaries
  Use Free Translators
  Use Free Software
  Vote in Polls for Translators
  Subscribe to Free Newsletter
  Advertise Here
  Buy Database of Translators
  Buy Translation Agencies List
  Buy Membership
  Watch Out for Scam E-mails
  Read Testimonials
  Read More Testimonials
  Read Even More Testimonials
  Read Yet More Testimonials
  Read Still More Testimonials
  Become our Customer
  Use Resources for Translators
  Use Online Directory
  Read our FAQ
  Ask Questions in Forum
  Use Sitemap
  Admire God's Creations

He Forgave Me Much

Once at church I heard a sermon on morning and evening prayer. What I took from it was that when it came to prayer I could no longer plead lack of time or ignorance, since I was always able to say the words, Jesus, I trust in You!

Flowing from the depths of one’s heart, this prayer was as worthy of being heard as any. The priest’s words struck home. Jesus, I trust in You! Those were the words at the bottom of the image of Divine Mercy in the side aisle of our parish church. They brought to mind the singing I used to hear before the Divine Mercy image when I was a girl. The old women would chant those words – Jesus, I trust in You! – in every tone imaginable. Often I found this tiresome and laughable. But God was patient and persistent.

He entered my heart about three years ago, when a picture of the Divine Mercy came into my possession. Printed on the back of it were instructions for saying the chaplet. I understood this as God’s invitation to me to pray. At about the same time, I began listening to a Catholic radio program. One day I happened on the recitation of Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which the radio aired every afternoon at three o’clock. I pulled out the picture and prayed along. And so, after having made fun of “pattered prayer” for years, I began to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with reverence and a willing heart. I would entrust to God’s mercy everything the day would bring me. Often my hands were busy, as I would be preparing dinner for the family; but my heart and lips were always free.

Yet, despite my prayers, there came a time when I lost hope and strayed from the straight and narrow. I abused the post I had held at work for many years. I took something that did not belong to me. True, I fully intended to return it as soon as possible, but an audit was called before I could do so, and I was caught without an explanation. I faced the prospect of criminal charges and dismissal from a job that assured my family of its livelihood. In a state of near collapse, on returning home from the office, I glanced at the image of the Merciful Jesus. I began to pray in earnest.

The inquiry into my work lasted nearly a month. I was exhausted and felt great shame over my act of dishonesty. I began to see my deed in its true light. I experienced much anguish and shed many tears. I knew now that I had acted wrongly; I hadn’t imagined it was that bad. How I survived that month, I do not know, but I believe Jesus saw me through it, for I sincerely regretted my action. Full of trust in the Mercy of God, I prayed daily for a favorable resolution to my situation.

My legs trembled as I entered the manager’s office on the last day of the inquiry. The room was filled with colleagues and fellow-workers. They had to decide what to do with me. All I could tell them was that I deeply regretted my action, that I was aware of the trust I had abused, that I was sorry, and that I would like to earn their trust over again. And would you believe it: my prayers were answered! I still hold my job. They imposed a light penalty. I was merely fined.

I believe God spoke to my superiors and fellow-workers. He forgave me much. For my part, I continue to pray with gratitude before the image of the Divine Mercy. Now I know that grace comes first, before something bad happens. In my case, grace was coming to know this prayer and persevering in it.


Please subscribe

If you are interested to download entire issue in PDF format

The article was published with the permission from "Love One Another!"

Read sense of life articles in the following languages:
English Deutsch Polski Český Magyar Slovenský Română Български Українською Русский

Submit your article!

Read more articles - Free!

Need translation jobs? Click here!

Translation agencies are welcome to register here - Free!

Freelance translators are welcome to register here - Free!

Subscribe to newsletter - Free!

Take part in poll - your voice counts!

Please see some ads as well as other content from

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive updates from us:


New at the Forum

Read Articles

# 2488
Rosetta Stone and Translation Rates

# 2467
Translation - an Ageless Profession

# 2466
Have Language, Will Travel

# 2486
Почему так мало хороших переводов и хороших переводчиков?

# 2479
Average monthly wage in different European countries

# 2487
Two New Chinese Translations of Hamlet Introduced and Compared

# 2475
Linguistic history of the Indian subcontinent

# 2474
Languages with official status in India

# 2251
The Database: Your Most Valuable Asset!

More articles
More articles for translators

Vote in Polls

All Polls:
Polls on all topics

Christian Polls:
Polls on Christian topics

Financial Polls:
Polls on Financial topics

Polls for Freelancers:

Poll # 104
Have you obtained at least one new client through your facebook account?

Poll # 100
What is the worst time-waster?

Poll # 099
If you work at a laptop, do you usually use touchpad or mouse?

Poll # 094
If you run a translation agency, do you ever outsource / subcontract your projects to other translation agencies?

Poll # 090
What do you like the most about

Poll # 088
Which translation portal emails you the largest number of job notifications?

Poll # 087
Which one of the following sites has the most appealing color scheme?

Poll # 085
Do you charge a fine (interest) fee for every day of payment delay?

Poll # 083
Do you have licensed SDL Trados software installed at your computer?

Poll # 079
Have you always dreamt to become a translator?

Poll # 078
Do you plan to be a freelance translator for the rest of your life?

Poll # 077
Is it necessary to learn translation theory in order to become a good translator?

Poll # 076
Will human translation be entirely replaced by machine translation in the future?

Poll # 074
Do you have savings?

Poll # 065
Do you know that the Bible is the most popular book in the world?

Poll # 063
What is the purpose of your life?

Poll # 059
How many hours per night do you sleep (in average)?

More polls
More polls for freelancers

translation jobs
christianity portal


Copyright © 2003-2021 by
Legal Disclaimer
Site Map