A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 13 August

Ezekiel 12:1-12; Psalm 78; Matthew 18:21-19:1

From your heart

In this parable of unbounded forgiveness, in a surprising way, we experience God’s mercy which can change us. Forgiveness, which is not easy, is presented in stark form. A slave owes his master an unimaginable amount of money. The master sees his need, has a heart “moved with compassion” and wipes the debt (cf. Mt 14:13-21 above). This forgiven one does not behave accordingly with a fellow slave. I have been forgiven by God yet to forgive “from your heart” can take a long process of prayer and discernment. Am I willing to begin this journey?

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