Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Where is the line, beyond which one may not go? Where you say, "Now really! This is unforgivable." What do you hold most dear? It is against our treasure that we will not endure trespass. How then can we pray to be forgiven in the same manner we forgive those who trespass against us, who deprive us of our most treasured possession? That possession may be money, land, family, heirlooms, social status, or worldly position. "Forgive me as I forgive those who take my treasure," becomes an impossibility.
One might suggest that I should have no treasure. That is a great idea, except it never works. My treasure becomes my pride in how humble I am.
Jesus told his hearers to lay up treasure in heaven where no thief, no rust, or no economic devaluation can touch it. We "lay up" that treasure by hearing our prophet like Moses who reveals to us the Father's will and who gives us the power to follow. Our treasure gives us our sense of security and it is only on a foundation absolutely secure that we can forgive as our Heavenly Father forgives.
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