Guide Me – Good News for March 9

9 03 2010

Matthew 18:21-35

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.

At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.

When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding,
‘Pay back what you owe.’ Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.

Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair. His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’ Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.”

The Daily Path: Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths; Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior. (Psalms 24:4-5)

Many years ago, the Father brought two people together to find love. In that bond of love they had a son. They showered the boy with love, shared many lessons, and gave him all he needed. And in doing this they modeled the Christ. So on the anniversary of my birth it is fitting that I thank the Father and Son in heaven, and my Mother and Father here on earth. I love you for giving me life, for your constant care, and for guiding me along this journey home.

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2 responses

9 03 2010
Dr Joy

Happy Birthday Kin! The angels were singing in Alameda when you were born!

10 03 2010
Kin Robles

Thanks, Dr. Sometimes I think the heavenly chorus you reference was singing a little off-key that day back in ’58 😉

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