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Δευτέρα, 13 Αυγούστου 2018

Sermon in a Nutshell....

Sermon in a Nutshell

Today's gospel parable of the Un-merciful, or Unforgiving Servant is Jesus' way of reflecting His own teaching on forgiveness. The basis for forgiveness is not because the other person deserves being forgiven or because we ourselves may have a forgiving nature; rather it lies in God's having forgiven us first. Forgiveness begins with that first pardon – our accepting God's forgiveness. Therefore forgiveness is a debt owed and as followers of Christ, we are obligated to follow this practice; for there is no injustice any human being has ever committed against us that is comparable to the offenses we have committed against the holiness of God. In other words, if our God can forgive us, who are we not to forgive others?

Fr. John

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