Jesus On Forgiving A Brother

Extract

Silhouette of two people arguing

When Peter asked Jesus how often he should forgive his brother implying, “As many as seven times?”

Jesus answered, “Not seven times, I tell you, but seventy-seven times!” (Matthew 18:21b, 22)

Thought

All differences must ultimately be reconciled in the presence of Jesus.

Reconcile them in this life, don’t wait!

Reflection

Lord Jesus, I need your mercy. Forgive my repeat indiscretions as I forgive all those committed against me.

Prayer: Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O Good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds Lord, hide me
Suffer me, not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me

In the hour of my death call me
that I may praise Thee with Thy Saints and Angels,
forever and ever. Amen.