Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Justice Sunday? Why not?

Imagine if the justice of God prevailed over the mercy of God, what might be some consequences?

At the time before receiving Holy Communion, we would have to say, “Lord, I am worthy that you should come under my roof.” That could mean that we assert that we are free from all sin.

The parable of the prodigal son would likewise be different. After the son comes home empty handed and very hungry,...

How to Forgive “Seventy-Seven Times”

In a recent post for the Truth and Charity Forum, Roland Millare reflected on Jesus’ instruction to forgive “not seven times but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:22). In his heartfelt reflection, Millare courageously shared his own story of forgiving the man who murdered his beloved sister, stating, “In my heart, I forgave and continue to forgive him for his crime.”

Jesus’ instructions on forgiveness have generally reminded me of the need to forgive...

Forgiveness and the Gospel of Life

Not seven, I tell you, but seventy times seven(Matthew 18:22).

These words come from the Lord in response to the question: “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” On the third Tuesday of Lent, the Church will hear this passage from the Gospel of Matthew and its challenging message of unlimited forgiveness.

Undoubtedly, one of Christ’s most difficult teachings is the need to...