Entries by Kristin Kieft

Conversation on Forgiveness: Vivian Jenkins Nelsen

In today’s gospel reading Peter comes to Jesus with an innocuous-sounding inquiry. “Lord,” Peter says to Jesus, “If another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?” We can be sure this is not a hypothetical question. He’s not thinking in the abstract here. Something has happened. Peter has been hurt.