Tuesday, Mar. 1st 2016

A Reflection on Forgiveness – by Michael Schreck

Matthew 18:21-35

We’ve all heard today’s gospel passage many times. The message is clear: forgive others as we have been forgiven by God. The servant who was forgiven much seems to be ungrateful and petty. You might think that being forgiven an enormous debt would, at the very least, give you a more peaceful outlook for a day. We would never be as blind as that servant. But, how many times do we get angry at the car that cut us off or the disparaging comment made by a family member? The petty inconveniences and offenses are the hardest to forgive because we don’t put them in the same category as the enormous sins that God forgives for us. We tend to forget the gospel message in our everyday lives. Perhaps today we could  look out for the little annoyances that plague us and give them to God.


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Michael Schreck Jr. is a junior at Conception Seminary College studying for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

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