Matthew 6:14-15 Mkjv For if you forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
We like to think we have a right to hold a grudge or be resentful when
someone hurts in some way. What we don't recognize is that resentment
breeds anger that changes how we approach life and how we both treat
and respond to others. Nursing anger also separates from God, cutting
us off from our source of love, forgiveness and healing.
Holding on isn't about making the other person pay, it is about
self-destruction. Holding on means the person who caused the hurt
wins. Forgiveness isn't about letting a perpetrator off the hook. It
is about getting free and moving on--a freedom we will only find in
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