The Lord’s Prayer from the inside – Blessed Fr. Joel Yannakopoulos of Kalamata, Greece (+1966)

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The Lord’s Prayer from the inside

Blessed Fr. Joel Yannakopoulos of Kalamata, Greece (+1966)

Fr. Joel advised one man who found it difficult to forgive: “Learn the Lord’s Prayer well.”

“I’ve known the Lord’s Prayer by heart since childhood.”

“You know it by heart, but not from the inside!”

“What do you mean?”

“You don’t know the meaning of this prayer. You recite it mechanically. If you knew it from the inside, you would willingly forgive your neighbor, because otherwise it’s impossible for God to forgive you your trespasses! This is what the words, ‘And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors’ mean. So, you should learn the Lord’s Prayer from the inside.

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