Lord help me to forgive as I have been forgiven.  
Sometimes I glide over the words
of your prayer the Our Father.  
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us”.  
But often I don’t forgive.
I harbor grudges.
I want revenge.  
Maybe I even think I can never forgive
such an insult or injustice.  
Lord you died that I might be forgiven.  
Help me to offer that forgiveness to others.  
And, surprise, it brings a peace that I thought not possible.

— By a Columban Missionary