We can never underestimate the power of forgiveness. I don’t think we could talk about it enough, because it’s such an important part of our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical lives. There is such a releasing power found within forgiving and being forgiven. All of us make mistakes, no matter how hard we try. As we grow and develop, we’ll make less and less of them, and so will others. The ability to pardon and release others from the wrongs and injustices done to us, is an attitude that we must develop not for them, but for our own well-being. If we don’t, we’ll harbor hate and contempt in our hearts and that will lead to more pain. On the other hand, if we’re sincerely sorry, being forgiven frees us from the guilt and shame of doing wrong and hurtful things to others. Forgiveness isn’t just about pardoning others, but us as well. So no matter what goes on in our lives, let’s purpose to be forgiving people. Learn to let go, and walk in an attitude that helps us, not hurts us. Remember: unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @ 10:57 AM CDT
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