Jesus’ main argument for teaching in parables is that it is the sovereign right of God to reveal things to some and hide them from others.
There is a true rest in the grace of God when we see that Jesus truly did “pay it all.”
Jesus plainly teaches that the Father is revealed to God’s people by the Son. This is an act of His sovereign will, choice, and power. It is not contingent upon man’s choice or acceptance
When we see how merciful God has been to us, we will be in the right frame of mind to extend grace and mercy to others who need it.
By loving, we can be complete (perfect) disciples.
We should not be concerned with our "rep." If we are concerned with what others think of us, it is probably our pride that could be hurt. This should not be a concern for a Christian.
Jesus closes this lesson with a warning that, if we do not resolve the sin of anger in ourselves, we will have to deal with the consequences. God will not intervene to "fix" the mess we have made when our own anger is the cause.
Our own righteousness is no better than that of the Scribes and Pharisees. We need something much greater to justify us before a Holy God.
We do not have to slavishly seek to please God by our will or works. We can, with great liberty, live our live in thankful righteousness.
Our spirit is crying out in thankfulness for the mercy of God. Let us not quench that cry!