The Parable is a warning to us of the consequences of failure to "…forgive your brother from the heart." (Matthew 18.35) Un-forgiveness is a serious spiritual wound. In addition to the sin of un-forgiveness, there is usually a history of the related sins of pride, anger, jealousy and lust (wanting more).
· If we judge others we are putting ourselves in the place of God
· Our place is to study the Bible and maintain our own right-relationship with Jesus – and then share the Good News in love
· Churches need to identify, train and encourage members who have this gift of mercy