Thursday, September 21, 2017

beyond calculation.

Image result for Forgiveness beyond calculation.Jesus is calling us to roll up our sleeves and do some very demanding work.

In our world, we expect that insults are going to be followed by apologies and crimes are going to be followed by punishments, but Jesus turns this system upside down by saying, “Just forgive!” Notice that Jesus doesn’t even expect the sinner to repent or make amends. Forgive them, orders Jesus — “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” Maybe 490 times. Point is, your forgiveness should be beyond calculation.