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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Love means never having to say you're sorry


- The Unmerciful Servant, wood engraving by John Everett Millais (Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke)

I dislike the gospel reading for tomorrow, the parable of the unforgiving servant, in which a king sends to be tortured a previously forgiven servant who owed him money but who would not himself forgive a debt ... scary and disturbing. I can't come up with a benign interpretation of the parable, but I like Fr. Rob Marsh's past homily on it here. You can read more interpretations of Matthew 18:21-35, like Martin Luther's, as well as Resources for the Anniversary of 9-11-01, at The Text This Week.


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