Re:Verse passage – Matthew 18:15-35 (day six)
Jesus is introducing a new kind of community to the disciples. He is answering the question, “How should we relate to one another?” No longer are they to pursue personal greatness through jockeying for position, but through mutual care for one another; the kind of care that goes to great lengths to preserve the other through accountability, forgiveness, and restoration.
Peter was intrigued. “How many times should we forgive each other? Surely, there is a limit?”
Jesus responds with a question of his own, “Is there any limit to God’s mercy?” There is no limit, save for the person without mercy.
Our merciful care for one another is fueled by God’s limitless mercy towards us. Our mercy should have no end, because his doesn’t.