Today/tomorrow’s midrash is on the theme of forgiveness and teshuva. I present it from the English translation without commentary.
Have an easy fast.
“And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, ‘It may be that Joseph bears a grudge against us’ “ (Gen. 50:15). What did they see that made them afraid? As they were returning from burying their father, they saw that Joseph turned off the road and went to look at the pit into which his brothers had cast him. Upon seeing this, they said, “He sill bears a grudge in his heart. Now that our father is dead, he will make his hatred of us felt.” But in fact Joseph’s motive was a pious one – he wanted to utter a blessing for the miracle wrought for him in that place.