The Kindness of Forgiveness15/05/2012
There is a book I am reading and thought this section was interesting. Let me know what you think of it…
Is there someone in your life you need to forgive? I have no idea who it is. And I have no idea how he or she hurt you. But I can unequivocally say that you need to forgive that person. Why? For starters, Jesus told us to forgive seventy times seven. Do it because it is the right thing to do. But beyond that, forgiveness is the way we unplug from the past.
So many people are prisoners to one or two or three experiences in their past. A tiny seed of bitterness turns into a forest of unforgiveness. And what so many people fail to realize is that their unforgiveness doesn’t hurt the person who hurt them; it simply compounds the pain in their own hearts. We think our unforgiveness will somehow cage the person who hurt us, but it only cages us.
~ Excerpt from Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson