GENESIS 45:3-11, 15; LUKE 6:27-38

"On the surface, Joseph has no reason to forgive his brothers...

And yet Joseph forgives. First Joseph forgives and then his brother follow suit. Like the other stories I’ve mentioned, it’s an unforgettable example of what Jesus calls on His disciples to do in His Sermon On The Plain, from which we heard today: Joseph forgives his enemies."


I'm indebted to Paul Neuchterleinen for his excellent site, "Girardian Reflections On The Lectionary." This sermon is posted there as well.