Posted by Lou Pilder on November 12, 2002, at 7:29:34
In reply to The 7th Gate- A third horse appears (3), posted by Lou Pilder on November 11, 2002, at 22:06:45
I said to The Man, "If there is gong to be Justice, then I am on the low side of the balance. What can I do to change the balance of the Scales of Justice?"
He answered, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man that had loaned money to his friends and wanted to settle accounts with them. So he went to one of his friends that owed him $10,000.00. But he was not able to pay and the man said that he was going to sue him and take away his car and his house and put his children and his wife on the street. The man begged him for more time and said to him ,"Look, have paitiance with me, I will pay you later." The man had compassion on him and forgave him his debt.
Then the forgiven man went and found a man that owed him $100.00. He grabbed him by the throat and said, "Pay me my $100.00. The man fell down and said, "Have paitiance with me, I will pay you later." But he would not accept the delay and filled in court to collect the debt. So when his friends heard what he had done, they went to the man that forgave the $10,000.00 debt to the one that wanted to collect the $100.00 from the other, the man was furious and went to him and said, "You lousey rat, I forgave you that $10,000.00 because you begged me. Should you not also have compassion on your friend, just as had pity on you?" You give me that $10,000.00 back now or I will again sue you.
So is it the same in The Kingdom of Heaven, for My Father in Heaven will do the same to you, if each of you , from his heart, does not forgive his brother."