Saint Clare,
Pray for us
Matthew 18:21-19:1

 

We would all feel extremely comfortable if Jesus quantified our doling out forgiveness. Seven times would have been fine! But Jesus reminds us that forgiveness is a way of life. He is saying that if we are keeping score, keeping track of the times we have been offended, we have not even begun the process of forgiveness. Jesus urges us to throw away the score card, the mental ledger where we record who owes us an apology.