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Thought for the Week

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a very much needed virtue, not only in the world at large or in the past but today. Jesus had been giving a teaching on how to go about forgiveness and reconciliation. Peter asked a question about forgiving a brother who had sinned against him. It may have been a genuine question or a hypothetical one. As part of the question, Peter proposes an answer. Rabbinical teaching of the day, proposed a person should forgive up to three times but not four. Peter, knowing the heart of Jesus to a degree, doubles that response and adds one. Perhaps Peter expected Jesus would commend him for...

 

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