Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary time ‘c’
Most of us pray daily: “and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” So, we expect God to forgive our sins. But how often are we able to forgive those who hurt us? Today Peter asks Jesus: how many times should we forgive, as many as seven times? Is there a limit to forgiveness? Think about that: what if you went to confession seven times and mostly for the same sins, then you were forgiven seven times. But then you went another time, and God suddenly told you: sorry, you reached your limit, that’s it, no more forgiveness. Luckily God is always willing to forgive us, even if we continue to commit the same sins repeatedly, promising to change. And in the same way, we are expected to forgive others, not once, not seven times but each and every time we are asked for forgiveness.