Jesus tells a parable about forgiveness.
A man is forgiven 10,000 Talents, but fails to forgive 100 Denarii.
It is a classic case of hyperbole, employed by Jesus to wake us up:
God forgives so generously, but do we?
The mathematics is fun:
1 Denarius was the daily wage
1 Talent is 6,000 Denarius.
The daily wage in Australia is around $350. This means that 10,000 Talents in today’s terms is:
$350 x 6,000 = $2,100,000
10,000 x $2,100,000 = $21Billion.
To forgive, our hearts must offer themselves to the Holy Spirit:
Injury becomes compassion.
Hurt becomes intercession.