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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 17, 2022

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TUESDAY, May 17

Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

I have many sins against others, and many will not be forgiven. I am a stumbling block. I have failed many trials, and the resulting hard feelings may be forgotten only because the children do not share the memories.

Many of the sins have to do with timeliness. I often underestimate how long a task will take and make an impossible promise. Once in a while, I lack discipline. Sometimes, I succumb to the pressure to tell someone what they want to hear.

Thank you, God, that your forgiveness is not based upon how others forgive me, but in how I forgive. Assist me in not putting others to this test.

MOVING FORWARD: Do you need help forgiving today? Take it to the Lord in prayer.

PRAY for the Diocese of Liwolo (South Sudan)

Ps 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36 | Leviticus 16:20-34 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 | Matthew 6:7-15

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