There’s a catch in the Lord’s Prayer.
It says “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.”
The same kind of catch is in one of the two great laws.
It says “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We’re praying that God forgive our sins only to the extent that we forgive those who sin against us.
And if we have no self-respect, we’re going to have trouble loving our neighbors.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The first move’s on you; that is to say, it’s up to us.