Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
We pray the Lord’s Prayer; however, I find the hardest part of fulfilling the prayer is the part where I am to forgive those who trespass against me. When do you know that you have forgiven a person? When you see the person or hear their name, what reaction is normal? Do you not feel anything for them? Alternatively, do you rehash the hurt they caused, or the transgressions against you?
I am sure the person could care less if they are forgiven, especially if they did not ask you to forgive them. They are going on with their lives as if you were a blip on the screen, so I guess, it is incumbent upon me, to find a way to forgive and forget. God forgives our trespasses so easily, however, it is not so easy for us. I have to pray for the strength to move past the disappointments, knowing that I trust my life to His Will.