The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant is outrageous (Matthew 18:21–35). Jesus wants us to realise the outrageous debt we each have to God; and the even more outrageous grace God offers to forgive that debt.
Until we accept the outrageous debt we have to God, we will struggle to forgive others. In fact, not forgiving others is a sign that we don’t realise our debt to God, and so have not asked for God’s forgiveness.
Everybody in our district has a debt to God so large that nobody can repay it. The only hope is accepting forgiveness through Jesus Christ, the only one who can repay it.
As we gather today and have our AGM, let’s remember this is all to introduce people to Jesus and help them home to heaven by sharing God’s offer to cancel the debt in Him. It’s our only hope.
In Christ, Tory.