21-22: Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
When I read this passage this morning I am reminded: I owe my very existence to God. How can I for even a second believe that anyone owes me anything here on earth? We are all here at the grace and mercy of God. I have no right to hold a grudge. I owe all I have, and all I am, to Him. My life needs to be dedicated to and motivated by love for God, and love for His creation.
Lord, hear my prayer. Help me to be forgiving and generous to all of your people. You have forgiven me all of my sins. I must forgive all those who sin against me. Amen