Today’s gospel pericope shatters all our senses, sensibility and logic. Jesus said we are to forgive our brother who sins and repents. Even if “he wrongs you seven times in one day” and returns to apologise, we are to forgive him (Lk. 17:3-4).
This is a hard demand. Yet this is what our Saviour commands. The Lamb who shouts from the Cross, “Father, forgive them” (Lk. 23:34) now invites us to imitate Him. We can all teach and preach about forgiveness. But the proof of Discipleship is that we do it.
Lord Jesus, as You forgive us of our daily sins, help us to do what you demand by forgiving others of their sins, no matter how many times they offend us. If ever we are tempted not to forgive, remind us of the patience and forgiveness You bestow on us when we fall. Amen.