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The Barren Fig Tree
12. Good Samaritan
21. The Marriage Feast
24. Prodigal Son
29. Sign of Jonah
33. The Two Debtors
38. Unmerciful Servant
"There is no forgiveness without love
and no love without forgiveness."
Is forgiveness something freeely given,
or must, it be purchased?
Must it be earned?
When forgiven, do we then owe a duty of response?
Does forgiveness imply acceptance and indebtedness?
Can we, when forgiving, do so without self-satisfaction?
Does forgiving expect a gift of repayment, repentance?
Does forgiveness imply obligation?
How free can free forgiveness be
if the forgiven are grateful
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