“Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, accompanied by four hundred men.” —Genesis 33:1

When Jacob met Esau, instead of the unforgiveness, hatred, and vengeance that he expected, “Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, and flinging himself on his neck, kissed him as he wept” (33:4). Esau forgave as God forgives (Lk 15:20). Jacob said to him: “To come into your presence is for me like coming into the presence of God, now that you have received me so kindly” (33:10).

Prayer: Father, give me the grace to forgive with the love and affection You have shown in forgiving me (Eph 4:32; Col 3:13).
Promise: “God has been generous toward me, and I have an abundance.” —33:11

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