"Forgive us...as we
which means that our forgiveness of others is the
measure of our own state of forgiveness, "for with the measure
you use it will be measured back to you" (Luke 6:38).
If we cling to resentment, bitterness, or a desire for
revenge, we appeal to principles that alienate us from
reconciliation with others. But if we intend to have God be
the Judge of others, we appeal to Him to be our own Judge as