I confess I'm the type of person to hold a grudge. It's not that I want power over people, which is often the motive for holding a grudge, it's just that I want all-due glory for my suffering. It’s hard for me to forgive my enemies.
But the greatest thing about forgiveness is it will allow you to love again. It will allow you to love and be loved.
As 2014 begins, let's be the type of people who are known for forgiving freely. It points others directly to the grace we have been given through Jesus.
Forgiveness is not something God does, it is who God is. Richard Rohr