A quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer , “LifeTogether”:“When we received forgiveness, instead of judgment, we, too, were made ready to forgive our brethren. What God did to us, we then owed to others. The more we received, the more we were able to give; and the more meager our brotherly love, the less were we living by God’s mercy and love. “
When Jesus told his disciples to forgive 70 x 7 he was taking the limits of of forgiveness just like when he said that they were to love one another the way he loved them he was taking the limits off of love. We are entering the week of the church year where we see what love is – we will see it on a cross.