“Peter came and said to Jesus, ‘Lord… how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” Some translations say, “Seventy times seven,” which would mean we must forgive a transgressor four hundred-ninety times.
The disaster has happened. It is a concrete fact that cannot be altered or undone. A bright day turned to shadow, and by the time the clouds lifted, everything had changed. In the wake of tragedy, the question is “What happens next?”