Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 18:21-35
Today’s gospel reminds us we must be merciful in forgiveness to others. The gospel begins with that message and then Jesus goes on to give us a story of one who was forgiven a huge debt. That person went out to demand payment of a much smaller amount. He was discovered and handed over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. The outcome of the story is a message from Jesus to all of us.
”So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”