How many times have you prayed: “And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us?” You’ve spoken the Lord’s Prayer more times than you can count. But in that phrase you are requesting something very difficult and very necessary. You are asking the Lord to help you be as forgiving to others as he has been and is with you.
Jesus teaches a difficult, yet necessary truth to his followers in the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. “How many times should I forgive someone who sins against me?” Great question! Jesus will answer that question, too!