The Sponged Off Slate

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus *said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21-22)

Read Matthew 18:23-35

Ten million dollars off the slate at one swipe of the sponge! That would be some forgiveness. That’s Jesus’ picture of God. The man with the sponged-off slate putting a brother-man in jail for sixteen dollars and sixty-odd cents! That’s Jesus’ picture of some men. How small sin can shrivel us up! But how can you forgive? Jesus’ love in the heart will make you love the one you can’t like. *

“The Bent Knee Time” Samuel D. Gordon