|“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” -Luke 11:4
Do we really forgive those who trespass against us? We live in a society and within a culture of violence where retaliation and a get-even philosophy are celebrated. The norm is to hold a grudge against anyone who wrongs us. But, who is really hurting when we choose to do this? We are the ones who deal with the sleepless nights, constant feelings of anger, rage, and frustration that continue to eat at us. When we forgive others, we are the biggest benefactors!!!
Regardless of all of these, forgiveness is the Christian thing to do. Lets all try to develop hearts of forgiveness and utilize it in all situations. No matter what was done or how badly we were wronged, it can never come close to what we continue to do to Jesus daily. And if he can forgive us, why can’t we do the same? If we pray for his forgiveness, we better be sure we have fulfilled our end of the bargain. The prayer is for God to forgive us our sns as we forgive everyone who sins against us. It assumes that we have already done our part. Let us keep that in mind everytime we pray the Lord's Prayer.
It is all about humility! Its all about forgiveness! Lets go for it today!
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