Then 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)

When I was in college, it was my habit to use the teachers’ chalk to write a short message on the blackboard after class. I hoped my messages would bless someone.

One day my friend erased everything I had written on the blackboard, calling it nonsense. I was furious and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to forgive those who hurt us. Remind us of your forgiveness and grace. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 18:21-35

Thought for the Day

I can forgive others because God forgave me first.

Prayer Focus

Someone who has wronged me


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