The Path to Freedom

by Tracey Metzger

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…

This is how Jesus taught us to pray. It is a life guide straight from the mouth of God.

Now, we know that God offered total forgiveness to us, but we often only offer partial forgiveness to others.

We hold a little back, just because.

Jesus taught us to pray this way to highlight the disparity between the way we forgive and the way God forgives.

When we stop holding back, we can release people from the prison of our unforgiveness

and free ourselves at the same time.