Keys to this Lesson
God’s Will is for us to complete Himself.
We are His sacred Son.
In that, we are created by love and in love.
Love is our function.
Forgiveness is also our function as it brings us back to love.
Jesus says this about forgiveness:
Forgiveness gently looks upon all things unknown in Heaven, sees them disappear, and leaves the world a clean and unmarked slate on which the Word of God can now replace the senseless symbols written there before.
Forgiveness helps us to see our holiness again.
Forgivness restores our peace.
Forgiveness is the light that leads us Home.
This lesson is also the lesson that gives us the image of the jailer and the prisoner. The jailer is imprisoned just as much as the prisoner because the jailer must keep watch 24/7. In this the jailer is no more free than the prisoner.
Jesus tells us to hold no one prisoner.
Release instead of bind because then we are free.
We are also asked to be merciful today.
Our function is simply to forgive.
It bears repeating over and over.
Take this thought with you throughout the day.