The Word Among Us

Lent 2014 Issue

Father, Forgive Them!

Jesus shows us the way to forgive.

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

When Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive someone who sinned against him, Jesus told him, “seventy-seven times,” a Semitic way of saying something like “every time, every day, for the rest of your life” (Matthew 18:21). But sometimes the pain of what has happened to us is so deep that we wonder if we will ever be able to forgive.

That’s where Linda was—bitter, broken, and unable to forgive her former husband. And she’s not alone. Think of the moth

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