Last weekend I focused on the difference between judgment and the difficult obligation of fraternal correction. This weekend, the focus of the Gospel is something just as difficult: forgiveness.
We all feel entitled to be forgiven when we’ve apologized, but how often and how quickly do we forgive when we are wronged? The parable used by our Lord in today’s Gospel should make us feel uncomfortable, based on how accurate a portrayal it is of how we act. The ungrateful servant, whose massive debt was forgiven, did not understand the great mercy shown to him by his master, so he didn’t hesitate to exact a much smaller debt owed to him.