Archive for 'Forgiveness'

Penitence and Healing

Luke 5: 17-26 Is 35:1-10 / Ps 85:9-14 Which is easier, to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk?’ (Luke 5:23) Be forgiven to be purified, Let your spirit first be made clean; Pleas for healing may be denied If we are paralyzed by sin. One day Jesus was teaching, and […]

The Power of Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21—19:1 Jos 3:7-10a,11,13-17 / Psa 114 I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:22) We forget what forgiveness means When we’re offended or betrayed; Lord, remind us of our own sins, And Your mercy in times we strayed. Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive […]


Matthew 5:38-42 1 Kings 21:1-16 / Psalm 5 If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other one to him also. (Matt. 5:39) It doesn’t mean that we are weak If we should turn the other cheek; Remember when you feel aggrieved, Your best revenge is to forgive. (Jesus said), “You have heard […]

Love and Forgiveness

John 21: 15-19 Acts 25: 13b-21 / Ps 103 Simon son of John, do you love me more than these? (John 21:15) How much we love our Lord Jesus Depends on how we care for His sheep; From our sins His grace has freed us, His forgiveness a treasure we’ll keep. When they had finished […]

Prodigal in Love

Luke 15:1-3,11-32 Mi 7:14-15,18-20 / Ps 103 ‘My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.’ (Luke 15:31) Who can measure up to God’s love? How can we repay His graces? They come down like rain from above, Let’s just shout with joy His praises! Now the tax collectors and sinners […]

How to Judge

Luke 6:36-38 Dn 9:4b-10 / Psa 79:8-9,11,13 For the measure with which you measure, will in return be measured out to you. (Luke 6:38) The good in some we may discount If we always tend to criticize; We all shall be called to account At the judgment seat of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Be merciful, […]