Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?
To receive forgiveness can be joyful for us.
We can be glad and at peace,
like walking out of jail.
not so easy.
please help us
break the bonds
of our refusal to forgive!
Please let us use your strength
to remove our shackles.
how to forgive others
in the same way you forgive us.
and then to forget.
No strings attached.
THE FIRST READING
Forgive your neighbor’s injustice;
then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.
let us clutch
wrath and anger
Please help us let them go,
to forgive those who trespass against us,
or against any of your children,
or your planet.