This morning we will be receiving new members and first communicants.
“What if seventy-seven isn’t the number of different sins that Jesus intends for us to forgive? What if, instead, it’s the number of tries it takes to be able to forgive just one sin? Forgiveness isn’t as simple as just saying “I forgive you”—it’s difficult work, and it takes practice. Like the king in the story, sometimes we try to forgive, but we keep the offense in the back of our minds, ready to reinstate it if the opportunity arises. The story illustrates the awful consequences of this failure to truly forgive. So we keep practicing, even though we know that only God can forgive completely.” – Theological reflections, Sundays and Seasons.

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