How often must I forgive him?

August 16, 2018 6:00 am

“Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.’” (MT 18: 21-22)

This is one of the most often asked questions in every relationship. He or she did it again, promising solemnly after the last time—it was the last time. We are weak and we are sinners but God is never tired of forgiving and of starting our relationship again and again. When we forgive each other in our marriages, we reflect God’s love, Who forgives “not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

“Let your countenance shine upon your servant and teach me your statutes.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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