The Lord's Prayer Jesus said (in Matthew 6:9, 12), "Pray like this: ' Our Father who art in heaven . But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions." If we hold fast to an unforgiving spirit, we will not be forgiven by God.If we continue on in that way, then we will not go to heaven, because heaven is the dwelling place of forgiven people.
Commenting on the write-down of debt by Nama, Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said: "These figures again throw into question the Nama strategy of selling off early when managing the loans for the Irish people over a longer period may have been more profitable.The politically driven rush to sell has served the vultures well but not the Irish people." Ninety-two debtors, who repaid between 10pc of 5pc of their par debt of €3bn had €22m of debt written off by Nama.Thirty-one debtors who repaid between 50pc and 40pc of their €2.6bn debt had €210m in debts written off.But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.The greatest risk we face as a church in these days is not that we may lose an organ, or that we may lose money, or that we may lose members, or that we may lose staff, or that we may lose reputation. Because one way to lose heaven is to hold fast to an unforgiving spirit and so prove that we have never been indwelt by the Spirit of Christ. forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.'" Then in verses 14–15 he explains why he taught us to pray this way: "For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
What I didn’t know is that as many as two-thirds of Europeans arriving in the Colonies were debtors, paying their way as indentured servants.