Forgiveness is at the heart of our reading! If a brother or sister in Christ sins against us, we make the first move to bring about restoration in the relationship! There are a couple of points we need to keep in mind with this process. First – we go to them and inform them we have been sinned against. Often in our pride we feel that as the offended party, they should come to us! I will let you in on something; often they are not even aware you have been offended. Second – the matter is NOT to be discussed with others, Jesus made this very clear! The point of this whole process is forgiveness & restoration! Forgiveness is a key principle of what it means to be a disciple! Jesus used a parable in our text that drives home this point. God has forgiven us of this massive debt (sin) and He in turn expects us to be just as gracious and forgiving towards others. The sad reality is that if we are not willing to forgive, God will not forgive us! Forgiveness is key in being a disciple of Jesus!!