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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...

Today's Prayer
Creator God, thank you for teaching us about forgiveness, love, mercy, and generosity. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 18:23-33

Thought for the Day

Forgiveness can transform my relationship with God and others.

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