“. . .and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;” Matthew 6:13
Among the many lessons Jesus taught was how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer (or Our Father) remains a staple in the lives of so many people who perhaps cannot remember any other formal prayer. Because of its familiarity, we often take these timely words for granted, especially the plea for what lies at the heart of real compassion: forgiveness.