Wednesday, March 08, 2023

The Evangeliad (27:22-23)

Section 27:22-23 (corresponding to Matt. 18:21-22)

As they considered the teachings he gave,
Parables counseling mercy and grace,
Peter drew near with a question in mind,
And spoke it to Jesus there at that time:

"Lord, suppose my brother sins against me,
Shall I truly forgive, just as you teach,
And not just once, but forgive seven times,
A sevenfold mercy for his thoughtless crime?"

And Jesus replied, "Not just seven times,
For mercy is measureless, let me remind;
Not just seven times forgive his ways--
Give seventy times a sevenfold grace!"