Reflection for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary time…September 13, 2020

by Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

In today’s Gospel, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive a debtor and we hear the story of generous forgiveness and not-so-generous examples of how we can forgive others and ourselves.

Some time ago I came across a short poem about anger and was reminded that anger can literally “eat us alive”.  Holding onto old angers, hurts, slights and the like makes inner peace nearly impossible.   I pray daily for help in letting go of all people, places and things that bring on anger in me.

This gospel reminds us that developing the ability to move on and keep our peace of mind, peace with neighbors and  peace and trust in God===it’s a win-win!  Let go and let God.