Christianity is the only religion that joyfully celebrates a Saviour. We believe that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rm. 5:8). This is the proof of God’s love for us. He who created us knows our strengths and weaknesses. It is by His grace that we do good, and by His merciful love that we are forgiven of our sins and failings. This is why our God is to be praised and loved with our entire being.
Since we are made in His image, we are expected to reflect our God in our lives. Jesus taught us to pray, “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us” (Mt. 6:12). He gives us today’s parable to highlight the value of forgiveness (Mt. 18:21-35). Interestingly, both debtors in the parable asked for ‘patience’ (Mt. 18:26,29 ). Today, let us ponder how patient God is with us, and are we the same with others?
Lord Jesus, Your death imparts life, and Your mercy grants new life. Help us to embrace your forgiveness in our lives. May we show our gratitude by forgiving others, and live in peace and patience with all.