Should I Forgive?

“Anger. It’s a peculiar yet predictable emotion. It begins as a drop of water. An irritant. A frustration. Nothing big, just an aggravation. Someone gets your parking place. Someone pulls in front of you on the freeway. A waitress is slow and you are in a hurry. The toast burns. Drops of water. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Yet, enough of these seemingly innocent drops of anger and before long you’ve got a bucket full of rage. Walking revenge. Blind bitterness. Unharnessed hatred. We trust no one and bare our teeth at anyone who gets near. We become walking time bombs that, given just the right tension and fear, could explode.

Now, is that any way to live? What good has hatred ever brought? What hope has anger ever created? What problems have ever been resolved by revenge?”

-Max Lucado-

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44-45

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“When deep injury is done to us, We never recover until we forgive. Forgiveness does not change the past, But it does enlarge the future.” -Mary  Karen Read

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” -Robert Muller

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV8OJcj7uwU, Max Lucado’s No wonder they call Him Savior
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One Response to Should I Forgive?

  1. Sheila Marie Avanzado says:

    This post really hit me as i’ve been on this unforgiving state for 20 lng yrs.. It really sucks. I tried forgetting and forgiving the person(s) who have caused me pain, but after a while, it keeps haunting my memory.. But i have decided, i need to keep on trying, God will help me.. I’m on my way!! Thanks 4 ds post.. Its enlightening as well as encouraging.. God bless.

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