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Thursday 21 June

St Aloysius Gonzaga

Ecclesiasticus 48:1-14, Psalm 97, Matthew 6: 7-15

The addition

We recite The Lord’s Prayer so often that we tend to rub the edges off the words. Being aware of this, we sometimes go back and pray the sentences we think important. Thy will be done. Give us our daily bread. Deliver us from evil. But what did Jesus consider the most important part of the prayer? Matthew tells us in verses 14 and 15. Our wrongdoing is forgiven only if we forgive others. That makes sense. If we refuse to forgive others we live with the burden of our judgements.

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