John W. Garcia M. (Cali, Colombia)
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Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” - Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)
Within a month of my starting to attend church, a friend invited me to participate in a church-sponsored event called “Encounter with Christ.” At the event, today’s reading and quoted verse had a profound impact on me.
After the event, I called my son’s mother. Since our separation we had...
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