"If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."
If Jesus could have sky-written this across the middle-eastern sky he would have done so...such an important lesson, this. It can be so contrary to our usual human tendency the people of Jesus' day were shocked, and often dismayed, to hear it. This, along with, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," (Matthew 5:44) are perhaps the hardest lessons we have to learn from Jesus. But, learn them, we must. Lent is a good time to reflect on who we need to forgive and who we need to ask for forgivenss. We, all human persons, are family, in God. Love, heidi