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Sharing:

1. What are your favorite

stories?

2. Why do you like them?

3. Are there any lessons

that they teach you?

Jesus Himself used stories

to tell the people of Israel

about the love of God the

Father for them. Today, we

will discuss one of the

many stories that He used.

What are parables?

Why did

Jesus use parables?

Why did Jesus use parables?

Jesus used parables

to teach men how to

live and love as true children of God the

Father.

Parable

of the

Merciless

Servant.

Mt 18:21-35

Parable of the Merciless Servant. M t 18:21-35

Questions for Discussion:

Why did the King cancel the servant’s debt?

If this servant had been forgiven his huge debt, why

could he not pardon his

fellow servant?

What is the lesson of the parable?

Why does God want us to forgive others?

Jesus calls us

Jesus calls us to forgive one another and to show mercy to others

to forgive one

another and to

show mercy to

others

However,

Sometimes, it is

not always easy

to forgive others. Why?

However, Sometimes, it is not always easy to forgive others. Why?

It is truly when we have

received God’s

forgiveness that we will

learn to be merciful and

forgiving as He is.

God is ready to forgive us

through receiving the

Sacrament of

Reconciliation.

God is ready to forgive us through receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Jesus’ Message:

“If you forgive the faults of

others, your heavenly Father

will forgive you yours. If you do

not forgive others, neither will

your Father forgive you.”

(Matthew 6:14-15)

WE RESPOND.

How can you share the gift of forgiveness

to other people?

What prayer

reminds us to ask

for forgiveness?

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

How is forgiveness a gift from God?

Why should we share the gift of forgiveness with

others?