Jesus tells us a parable — a story intended to teach a lesson about something important. This parable starts with a considerable debt being forgiven. What is noteworthy here is that the debt is forgiven when the servant asks his king for patience. The servant asks the king for time to repay what is owed, and in response the king acts extravagantly — cancelling the debt and letting the servant go.
When have you been in the king’s position, realizing that there are people out there who owe you something? When have we been in the servant’s position, begging for the chance to make it up to the king? How have we reacted in those situations? There is nothing here the servant did to deserve this mercy, and yet the king, when asked for patience, responds abundantly.
Can we forgive so big?
~ Kirstin Swanson ~