Tuesday, May 10, 2022
“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.’”
Forgiveness has no measurement. Just as Jesus forgave all the mistakes you have ever and will ever make, He calls us to forgive others the same way. When Peter asks Jesus if forgiving his brother seven times was enough, Jesus tells him that it’s not about numbers. You shouldn’t count the times someone has done wrong to you, and you shouldn’t keep carrying the grudges you hold. True forgiveness is an act of love that contradicts everything in our broken world, and by demonstrating it, the supernatural love of the Father shines bright.