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An example of how Jesus is cunning in getting us to forgive others and thus be forgiven is the Promises of First Fridays, which require us to receive holy communion on the first friday of the month and go to confession. A person who does this nine months in a row may have a business mindset, even a kind of consumer approach to religion, but the cunning of Christ is that no one can confess their sins nine months in a row and remain the same. They will be eternally changed. Their heart will be drawn to mercy, to forgiveness, to God himself.
May the Immaculate Heart of Mary, whose innocence and humility is a the ideal of holy cunning, lead us to bring as many as possible to the fount of God's mercy and holiness.