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How often must I forgive him?

If my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?  So many important elements in life depend on a person’s point of view, don’t they?   When Peter approached Jesus with a question about forgiving a particularly difficult brother, his focus was on the proper limits to forgiveness.   Peter sets up the scene to make himself the injured party—how forgiving should I be?   Certainly, mercy has its limits. But Jesus turns the tables on him...

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If my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?

If my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? Peter probably didn’t ask this question out of idle curiosity.   Something Jesus said or some incident provoked Peter to ask about the boundaries of forgiveness. It’s amazing how many angry or resentful thoughts against people are able to bounce around in our heads.   It’s not that we like having these negative thoughts.   But we may not know how to get free of them, or we may not be...

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