Laughing at Limiting Mercy

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Jonah 3:10-4:11

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

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Menologion of Basil II

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Forgiveness: A Gift to Receive and to Give

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 50:15-21

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

 

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Joseph in the Pit Receives Food and Drink from Reuben (Genesis: 37:22)
Artist: Jacob Steinhart

The four “R’s” of Forgiveness

Recognize the hurt that you have received

Realize the brokenness of the perpetrator

Refuse revenge

Reconcile if possible.

See Desmond and Mpho Tutu’s book, The Book of Forgiving for a more in-depth look at the process of forgiveness.