Forgiveness: the Secret of the Cosmos

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September 17, 2017
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Jesus' Parables of the Kingdom are like looking into the DNA of the Cosmos: The Kingdom of Heaven is like this...  The Unjust Steward receives forgviness but refuses to become forgiving--violating the reciprocal nature of the Kingdom: With the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you.  And Jesus warns us,“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”   Repentance is aligning ourselves with the Kingdom of God: The Lord…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9.)  Forgivneness is the grace to imitate God: "Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’  Seventy times Seven is how often Jesus calls us to forgive: And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God.