Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday of Holy Week, March 22, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016              Forgive Us Our Trespasses    

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave youColossians 3:13

Bearing with one another. As we each struggle with our own temptations, so we understand the struggles of others. You also must forgive echoes the Fifth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer. Forgiving others shows that we truly believe God has forgiven us.[1]

What does God want us to do for those who sin against us? Our heavenly Father wants us to forgive and to do good to those who sin against us. What does it show when we forgive others? It shows that we truly believe that God has forgiven us. [2]

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pp.
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism,  5th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Tuesday of Holy Week, http://www.liturgies.net/Lent/LentenCollects.htm

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