September 17, 2017

Sirach 27: 30 – 28: 7

27:30 Whoever sets in motion a wicked plan will find that it rolls back over him, and he will not know from which direction it will arrive.
27:31 Mockery and derision are of the arrogant, and vengeance will lie in wait for them, like a lion.
27:32 Whoever enjoys the fall of the just will perish in a snare, and grief will consume them before they die.
27:33 Anger and fury are both abominable, and the sinful man will be held by them.

Sirach 28

28:1 Whoever wishes for vengeance will find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely be attentive to his sins.
28:2 Forgive your neighbor, if he has harmed you, and then your sins will be forgiven you when you pray.
28:3 A man holds on to anger against another man, and does he then seek a remedy from God?
28:4 He has no mercy on a man like himself, and does he then entreat for his own sins?
28:5 He who is but flesh holds on to anger, and does he then request forgiveness from God? Who can obtain pardon for his sins in this way?
28:6 Remember your very end, and let animosities cease.
28:7 For corruption and death are suspended over his commandments.

Matthew 18: 21- 25

18:21 Then Peter, drawing near to him, said: “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Even seven times?”
18:22 Jesus said to him: “I do not say to you, even seven times, but even seventy times seven times.
18:23 Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is compared to a man who was king, who wanted to take account of his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun taking account, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But since he did not have any way to repay it, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children, and all that he had, in order to repay it.