Third Week of Lent

Jesus angered people in his hometown by pointing out miracles worked in Gentile territory through prophets that the Israelites regarded as their own. When Peter asked if he had to forgive someone as many as seven times, Jesus said seventy-seven. Only goodness could accomplish what Jesus did. No one can go wrong by loving God and neighbor. The Lord told a parable of an uppity Pharisee who regarded himself as better than other people and thanked God, whereas a sinner with downcast eyes asked for mercy. Counting our blessings, do we give thanks for every good thing that God freely gives?