June 2, 2020

A Myriad of Mercy

“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.” – Matthew 18:23-27 Sometimes Jesus’ stories lose a measure of their impact in translation. This is definitely the case with the parable of the debtor, which was the Lord’s answer to Peter’s inquiry about how many times he should forgive his neighbor. The story goes that a man owed

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