Starting with the Right Questions
There is nothing wrong with asking questions. In fact, in this week’s New Testament reading, Jesus explains that his kingdom disciples should be humble, like little children. As any parent knows, one thing little children do is ask lots of questions! But as we mature as God’s children, we need to learn to ask better questions. In our sermon passage, Peter asks Jesus how many times we should forgive a brother who sins against us. Jesus answers the question, but then he tells a parable that answers two more important questions concerning why and how we should forgive others. Only when we understand the answers to these two questions will we be able to make sense of and put into practice Jesus’ answer to the “how many times” question.