Reflection of the Day:
Sometimes God lets his anger out and let us know he’s fed up with us his commands. And if we examine ourselves we know it’s true. And sometimes we concentrate so hard on avoiding what God tells us not to do, we forget that he bulk of his commands have to do with treating each other well, especially when someone is in need (e.g. the Good Samaritan). God’s merciful, but he’s still annoyed when we do not love each other and help each other out – even when it’s inconvenient and means some sacrifice.
Help somebody whose need I have been ignoring and rationalizing by saying it’s not my problem. Be your brother or sister’s keeper, but, don’t be condescending.
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Matthew 18: 22-27
Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting,
a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
Since he had no way of paying it back,
his master ordered him to be sold,
along with his wife, his children, and all his property,
in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’
Moved with compassion the master of that servant
let him go and forgave him the loan.