Matthew 18:33 (Forgiveness)

12 Aug Matthew 18:33 (Forgiveness)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (archive, Facebook).

Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you? Matthew 18:33 (full readings)

Rich’s thoughts: We can only obtain the forgiveness of sins which God offers us if we receive it with the right attitude. Jesus advocates the prayer, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. (Mt 6:12) Today’s selected scripture comes from the parable of the unforgiving servant. The wicked servant in the parable represents the nominal Christian who though he begs forgiveness from God doesn’t have an “application oriented faith” and so ultimately is not saved. Though the servant may have seemed sincere, his behavior appears that he considered his debt and the master’s forgiveness to be trivial. Lord, I owe my life to you. May my actions reflect my faith in You. Amen.

Faith Challenge: If you find it difficult to forgive others, first reflect on the depth of your own sinfulness against God and how He has forgiven you.

Sr. Francelle’s devotion: Pray always. Pray without ceasing.

Counter-Culture News: LSN, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life.

Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. Peters family (JP, special intention), Rich Reich (Cousin Tom’s battle vs. cancer).

Feast Day of St. Jane Frances de Chantal. Learn how St. Jane forgave the man who killed her husband.

Faith Quote: “The secret of happiness is in losing, that we should throw ourselves into God as a little drop of water into the sea, and lose ourselves indeed in the Ocean of the divine goodness.” – St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22

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