Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/article/review or an interview of an extraordinary individual.
This week’s Throwback Thursdays Edition: The Lord’s Prayer (Weekly Spiritual Digest: Forgive, for it is in The Lord’s Prayer)
“Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us of our tresspasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.”
I wrote this Weekly Spiritual Digest, six days after the Boston Marathon Bombing–one year ago. And in my post I wrote this:
“Finding the right words or verse to reflect on what happened six days ago in Boston was difficult–knowing what I saw and what I experienced could not be consolidated into words. However it was not until I visited the memorial site, of where it all began, that I began to recite the Lord’s Prayer.”
My epiphany, from reciting the Lord’s Prayer, came when I manifested on the Lord’s Prayer and it’s call to forgive: “And forgive us of our tresspasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us”
In righteous anger I asked myself and even to God Almighty, “How can I forgive anybody, let alone those two men, after what they have done to those innocent men, women and children?”
It was very hard for me to understand this concept. But once I asked myself this question, everything began to be clear:
“Then why are you reciting The Lord’s Prayer?”
I remembered that I was reciting The Lord’s Prayer that day to deliver the world from evil; to have mercy on us; and for peace. And I realized that in order to receive those requests, (to deliver us from evil, to not lead us into temptation or for peace) I must forgive those who have trespassed against me; or the Father will not forgive me of my trespasses against Him.
Gandhi once said that, “If we want change, then we must be the change.”
So now if we want peace, then we must be the peace.
WE MUST BE THE PEACE, IF WE WANT TO SEE PEACE
The Lords Prayer is perhaps the oldest prayer in the world and it took me several years to realize its true importance.
So this week, practice forgiveness of others, regardless of the circumstances. And more importantly be THE PEACE. If we want to see PEACE in this dark world, then let us forgive and practice peace for it is in The Lords Prayer.
My prayers and thoughts still goes out to the victims who were affected by this tragedy.
To read my Weekly Spiritual Digest, click on the link below
Also read my First Person Narrative of the Attacks of When it First Happened. To read click on the link below.
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