We tend to talk about justice far more often in every community that's been in turmoil
and we rarely talk about forgiveness and mercy.
This coming Sunday, February 14, we enter into the season of Lent. The Lenten season marks a time when we examine Jesus' life, when we attempt to understand the people of the time, and Jesus' interaction with his disciples and the wider community. We are often amazed by Jesus' reactions to people of various parts of the community. Not that he didn't show anger and frustration at times, because he did; but his focus was always on love, and his willingness to forgive, not to hold grudges and to move forward. What lessons do we learn from Jesus about forgiveness?