Forgiveness: the heart of the matter
Almost a year ago, I discovered by accident that my blood pressure was high. The doctor recommended that I monitor it over time and take corrective action; I follow his advice even up to today. Initially, I had no idea what the readings meant so I did some research. “I need to get to the heart of the matter,” I thought to myself. My findings were that I needed to reduce my salt intake, and get more sleep and exercise.
Today’s Gospel shows something similar. The disciples are with Jesus, and they also do some research. In this case, Peter asks Jesus about forgiving others. “How often should I forgive? As many as seven times?”