“Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied.
41 Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver[i] to one and 50 pieces to the other. 42 But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?”
43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.”
“That’s right,” Jesus said. (Luke 7:40-43 NLT)
Doesn't it feel great when you can pay of the loan on a car or your house, pay off student loans or your credit card debt? Some people get so far in debt that they need help to get out. That is you and me. The debt is called sin that we can never repay. Jesus paid that debt for us on the cross. Our debt has been cancelled.
Jesus loves and forgives us. We don't deserve it. We can't earn it. Our response should be to return God's love and love one another, to receive God's gift of forgiveness and to forgive one another. Doesn't it feel great to know that Jesus has cancelled our debt!