Jesus shows us that forgiveness will bring us closer to loving as deeply as Jesus does for us!
Gospel Reflection for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus teaches us about forgiveness. Peter asks Jesus, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus tells Peter that we must always forgive. We cannot limit the number of times we forgive others. Everyone deserves a second chance.
In the parable, the king forgives his servant, but the servant does not forgive his fellow servant. Jesus forgives us over and over again, and we have to do the same to the people around us – our friends and family. Forgiving people is hard, but when we forgive others, we are setting ourselves free to love like Jesus.