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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pain and Forgiveness

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”

― Mitch Albom,
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Even righteous anger, at what one perceives as a true and direct betrayal, can turn on you and will evolve into a bitter poison that slowly destroys you.

Forgiving doesn't mean I think what was done is ok, but rather that I love you enough, and God loved me enough, to work it out. I'm tired of being angry.

Funny how God can use the right book and the right person to speak to you.