As we forgive them


The unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-35)

One day St Peter came up to Jesus with a question he wanted answering.  “Lord”, he asked, “how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me?  As often as seven times?” (Jerusalem Bible, Matthew 18:21).  Peter must have thought that his seven times was very generous, but Jesus told him, not seven but seventy times seven, meaning, times without number. And then Jesus explained what he meant by telling Peter and the other Apostles a story, the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant.

Prev Next »