March 6, 2018 – Tuesday
Forgive! Forgive! Forgive!
In the Gospel, Jesus told Peter that he should forgive his brother who sinned against him not only by seven times but seventy-seven times. Jesus described the King of the kingdom of heaven as a king full of mercy. Whatever amount you owe to the king, as long as you beg for mercy, His compassion is so big that he will let you go and forgive your debt as long as you are compassionate and merciful to your brother who sinned against you.
Forgiveness is one of the important key as we journey this season of Lent—just as Jesus shows forgiveness as he goes through his passion. Forgiveness is an act of love. Forgiveness will make our hearts at peace. We all want to live a happy and peaceful life but we cannot attain total happiness and peace if we don’t know how to forgive. This time is the season to forgive those who need forgiveness and strive for happiness and peace in our hearts as we continue to journey this Lenten season.
The invitation for us is that we ourselves reflect how merciful and compassionate our God is and put into our hearts the forgiveness we have received and testify to others how merciful and compassionate our God is. Through this, total happiness and peace will not stay only as an idea but will be a reality.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.