Readings from the New Testament
We must forgive others as God has forgiven us.
“‘Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.’”
“If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive the wrongs you have done.”
When we turn from sin, God forgives us.
So John went throughout the whole territory of the Jordan River, preaching, “Turn away from your sins and be baptized, and God will forgive your sins.”
The apostle Paul teaches us not to be hateful.
Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.
God forgives and forgets our wrongdoing.
“Now, this is the covenant that I will make
with the people of Israel in the days to come, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
None of them will have to teach their friends
or tell their neighbors, ‘Know the Lord.’
For they will all know me,
from the least to the greatest.
I will forgive their sins
and will no longer remember their wrongs.”