Jesus’ earthly ministry was nothing if not an expression of love; for in all that He did and said He demonstrated God’s love for us in action. He took away pain and suffering, granted forgiveness of sins and taught the Truth of God’s Word. He provided us with our model for living life as He went
along, a model that if we follow will be very pleasing in God’s sight. Time and again Jesus
brought a message of mercy saying that the time for God to judge had not yet come. If we are truly His followers, His love, mercy and forgiveness will be our hallmarks, for in this, the people
around us will see Christ through us.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive
you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.