Fr. Sanctus Mario
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The Way God wants Us to Treat Others. Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent


Breakfast with the Word Tuesday Third Week of Lent Year B

Matthew 18:21-35


There is the way God wants us to treat others. God wants us to treat other people who come in contact with us and those we come in contact with in a certain way.


There are times when we remember what people did to us in the past and we feel like paying the person back with revenge. When we remember our past betrayals, hurts and what some people did to us in the past, we feel like it is good to pay them the same way.


It may sound okay but this is not the way God wants His children to treat others who hurt them. The gospel of Matthew 18:21-35, reveals how we are to forgive people who offend us. Essentially it also teaches us how we are to treat our fellow human beings.



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The Gospel.



In the gospel, Peter goes up to Jesus to ask Him how often He is to forgive His brother. Hence, He proposes whether it could be seven times. Because of the number seven which signifies completion. But Jesus says it is not seven but seventy-seven times.


To explain more about this Jesus tells the story of a King who settles His account with his servants but when the day of reckoning came, they brought to him a man who is owing to the king up to ten thousand talents but he had no means to pay what he is owing.



The king commanded them to sell him and his family. The man pleaded to be given more time to pay because he had nothing. The master pitied his condition and cancelled all his debts. But when this servant met another servant who was him, he treated him badly and locked him up inside the prison. When the master heard about this, he became very angry and punished the servant.



The master was very angry because he forgave him and cancelled all his debt but the servant could not do the same to others. He showed him kindness but he decided to show others wickedness. Then Jesus says “this is how my heavenly Father will deal with us when we refuse to forgive others from the heart.


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The Way God expects Us to treat Others.



In this gospel, we have to notify a few points. Jesus tells us through this gospel that what we owe God is much more than whatever anyone is owing to us. Our sins are much heavier than whatever hurts people done to us. But despite our sinfulness, unworthiness, lack of time for God, yet He loves us, cares for us and protects us. God wants us to treat others the way He treats us. This is a summary of today’s reading.


If God loves You.



1.If God shows you kindness then show others too. If God cares for you, also remember to care for others. Also if He has been protecting, nurturing, and saving you, remember to do the same to others. If God has given you free air, natural resources etc, remember not to withhold your hands when you want to help others. Treat others well because God has treated you well.


2.Love others without limits because God loves you without limits. Forgive others from the heart because God forgives you from the heart. Care for people around you the way God has been caring for you.


3. This parable shows that how we treat others may be the way God is going to treat us at the end of our lives. If you can go to God and ask for forgiveness a hundred times and He forgives, then when someone comes to you and asks the same, always forgive. We do not do it for the sake of anyone but for the sake of God we worship. On the last day, it may serve as the standard for our judgement.


4.If couples, families, communities, states, countries, friends etc will abide by this, there will be change, there will be peace, there will be progress. Imagine a place where everyone loves and tolerates the way God does to us. Then that place can be heaven. We can create our heaven if we want. The only problem is that we decide to live in hatred, jealousy and wickedness rather than peace, forgiveness, love and unity.

Other References.

The Bible verses below will help reveal to us the way to treat others or the way God wants us to treat others. The bible says:


Always remain kind to one another, be tenderhearted, and forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:32).


“This is the commandment that I give you, that you love one another as I have loved you. ( John 15:12).


“If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is nothing but a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he always sees cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever says he loves God must also love his brother the same way. 1 John 4:20-21.


Today, let us resolve to forgive from the heart and treat others well.


May God help us to follow His word and forgive us in any way we have sinned against Him.




  1. Blessing Chilo says

    May God bless HIS words in our hearts through christ our Lord. Amen

    1. Adichie Chizoba says

      Lord forgive my son’s and give me the grace to forgive those who offended me. Amen

    2. Dodoh Peter Anthony says


  2. Ibe Calista Chinenye says

    Amen 🙏

  3. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says


  4. Mercy E Johnny says

    Amen, thank you Jesus, thank you Lord

  5. Chinwe Agwoile says

    Lord Jesus, You want me to keep forgiving those who wrong me. You made me understand that my own need for God’s mercy and forgiveness should soften my mind when others offend me; that forgiveness is sine qua non to gaining entrance to heaven.
    Thank you Lord Jesus for the countless times You’ve completely forgiven my sins. Let me also be forgiving and merciful to others, knowing that You explicitly require this of me. Give me a forgiving heart, o Lord! Amen.
    Immense thanks, Fr.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🙏🙏

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  10. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Thank you Father for all your encouragements.

  11. Rosemary Umeze says


  12. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Abba Father I bless your name this morning and worship your Holy name. Thank you so much for teaching and showing me the way to your Kingdom. Daddy I pray for your Spirit to remain with me always through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

  13. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Lord grant me a heart of love and compassion towards my fellow human beings. Amen

  14. Ikeoha Joy Chidiogo says

    Amen. Your Mercy Oh Lord is all I ask for.

  15. Adeline Chidimma says

    Amen and Amen

  16. Obizolu Assumpta says


  17. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

    Amen and Amen

  18. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  19. Helen says

    Amen! That we will love You Lord in our brothers and sisters all the days of our lives🙏

    Thank you so very much Padre. More blessings 🙏

  20. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  21. Carmela U. Ekwem says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you Fr.

  22. Ifeoma Ugwueze says


  23. Michael Jones says

    Amen.thanks father

  24. Ibeawuchi Monica says


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  27. Okwuchi Juliet says

    Amen 🙏

  28. Ugwu Obianuju G says


  29. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen.Please dear lord for the very many times I failed to forgive my brother or sister am sorry please show me mercy.

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