Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.
An impossible goal?

Then we have:
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
The Presbyterian's have it easier. It's only money.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Collagemama said...

I grew up in a Congregational "debtor" church which became a UCC church. The Lord's Prayer is about requesting forgiveness and forgiving, but also being able to speak it out loud as a congregation. The trespassing version is almost as difficult to speak as our national anthem is to sing.

6:25 PM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

food for thought (and action!)

8:52 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

I grew up saying "trespassers". I belong to a group now that says "debtors." It seems I usually end up saying "tretters." I think it covers both bases.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Christine Thresh said...

I grew up saying debtors and have now joined the Episcopal church which says trespassers. I stumble often. I looked up "Tretters" and found: http://www.tretters.cz/

9:58 AM  

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