“Peter went up to Jesus and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven times, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.”

Matthew 18:21–19:1

Sometimes we may find it hard to forgive another person for the hurt or harm that they have caused us. However, today Jesus is encouraging us to go beyond our own feelings, hurt, and pain by reminding us that we have the capacity to forgive when we open ourselves up to God’s grace, love, and forgiveness. Do we find it easy to forgive people?  Do we forgive ourselves?  What are the obstacles we face in forgiving others?  Who can we forgive this week?

Let us open ask Jesus for the grace to forgive those who have offended us and also let us be humble enough to recognise those things that we need to ask forgiveness for from another.