Forgiveness – How Much Is Too Much?

Can I get away with forgiveness as a once-off thing?

‘Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’ (Matthew 18vs21-22)

This does not mean that when someone hurts me I keep count until the seventy-eighth time and then smack them on the head! The principle Jesus is describing is that in the kingdom of God, forgiveness looks ridiculous.

There is no end to it.

Is there anyone you need to forgive again, again?

Matthew 18 here: