In the Lord’s Prayer we pray: “Forgive us our trespasses (debts) as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Jesus teaches us to pray for our Father’s forgiveness of all our sins. As His forgiven children we are to forgive each other as He forgives us. Yet, it is often so hard for us to forgive as we have been forgiven.
Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21 (Joseph reassures his brothers)
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 18:21-34 (The parable of the unmerciful servant)