Have you ever expected God to forgive your sins, but struggled to forgive others? Forgiveness is an often-forgotten fundamental of our faith. Jesus reminds us in this passage to refrain from asking God to do what we don’t value in our own lives. Forgiveness is not only a vertically oriented activity (between us and God) but a horizontal imperative (between us and others). A faith not filled with forgiveness is a faith filled with judgement and bitterness.

 

Matthew 6: 12