Just a note: Christians do not ask God to forgive them for hurting others but rather we are told to go to the person who we offended and ask for their forgiveness and do the same as you described. We make restitution with that person for the offense we committed against them. I sometimes feel sad that as a Christian you seem to mean "Catholic". Not a Christian who believes in the G_D of Abraham. The G_D who gave Moses the Commandments and led his people out of Egypt. The G_D who spoke to the prophets of old and foretold of the events that are taking place today. The G_D I know is your G_D. I am not a Catholic. I am one who loves and worships the Ancient of Days spoken of in the book of Daniel. Your G_D. The only difference is I believe that Jesus is the Messiah the one spoken about in Isaiah 40. Isaiah 42. King David wrote of Jesus predicting his death in Psalm 22. Jesus quoted this Psalm while on the cross. His last words letting the Jewish leaders know he was the one David was speaking of when he wrote the Psalm. The Jews knew who he was. The first believers were all Jews. If my G-D said it I beleieve it. Jesus is the branch of David. He is and always will be the Messiah and all one has to do is read the Torah to see him. Christianity is not Catholic. I do not believe as them nor have I ever. I believe in the G_D of the Torah and this is why I long to understand his beautiful people and learn the proper way to worship him and honor him. In his word it states that he will unite his people -- Jews and Gentiles. We are adopted, grafted in the vine. We are adopted sons, by which we can cry out to G_D Abba Father! Thanks for the information. I have never ever written anything online before today. I was saddened by the misconception of how you say we are different in our faith and we are not. I am ignorant of a lot but I hunger and thirst to learn and to worship. The true believers will worship their G_D correctly because he will teach them so we are pleasing to him. That is why I study daily the prophets and the Psalms because it is G_D who teaches me. Thank you for the opportunity to share my feelings on this subject. I just wish people did not think of Christians as Catholic. We are not. I do not identify with the way they worship at all.