FORGIVE AND ONE IS…FORGIVEN! FORGETTING WHAGT’S BEHIND—SGTRIVE FORWARD TOWARD THE UPWARD CALLING OF CHRIST—ST. PAUL
Forgiveness is two-pronged—something we need and something we need to give.
One of the parables that used to make me uncomfortable is the one Jesus told in answer to Peter’s question about how many times they needed to forgive those who sinned against them. After giving the now-familiar seventy-times-seven answer, Jesus proceeded to tell a story to illustrate his point.
As it goes, a slave owed his master an insurmountable debt. When his lord decide to sell him, his family, and his belongings to recoup some of what was owed, the slave begged for more time.
The master turned around and forgave him the debt entirely.
Such a great story. Expecting deserved punishment, the slave pleaded for mercy and found grace. Complete grace that washed away his debt in its entirety.
But the story didn’t end there. The slave, upon leaving his master, ran into a colleague who owed him…
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