“Master…” Peter called out. He picked a stone from the ground and rubbed it within his fingers before tossing it to the ground. He narrowed his gaze, studying his master’s mood. “How many times should I forgive my brother when he offends me? Can I withdraw my forgiveness after seven times?”
The Master looked at him and back at what He was writing on the floor. They shared few moments of silence. The Master looked him straight in the eye, “You should forgive seventy times seven
Peter pondered on what the Master had said and wondered how possible it was to forgive that much.
We’re humans from different backgrounds and different ideologies and at one point or the other, there’ll be conflicts—minor or major—in your relationship, and that’s where the relevance of this principle comes in.
If Christ has commanded that we forgive our ‘brother’ seventy times seven, how much more our spouse who is our own flesh. It’s surprising how some people use up so much energy bearing a grudge against their spouse when they can use a whole lot less energy to forgive their spouse for a wrong done to them.
Each time your spouse does anything you do not like always remember the seventy times seven principle. Not easy? You can ask for grace from God.
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