In worship we heard stories of the flood, Paul’s direction to love and welcome without judgement, and Jesus’ command to “forgive 77 (or 70 x 7) times. We considered how our default relationship is one of love and not judgment, no matter how hard that would be for us. We were reminded of the simple song, “We are One in the Spirit” and how that shapes our life as Christians – we work and walk with our neighbors and cherish the relationship. God is our example – like the story went (as told by Jesus), the lord forgave 10,000 talents of debt (about 60 million days’ labor). How do we reflect the forgiveness that God shows us in our lives?
I invite your comments,
Readings: Exodus 14:19-31; Psalm 114; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35