Why should you forgive?
I believe we all go through great suffering each with family members, friends, teammates or coworkers. I use to wrestle with forgiving my sister, and it was not easy at first until I really understood why I needed to forgive. It was to release me from thinking none loving thoughts and plus I felt it was more work to not forgive than to forgive. My wife and I are currently taking care of my two nieces Kyndle and Mckenly and they are a bundle of joy. It is crazy how much more I have falling in love with them over time and since I have fully forgiven there mom.
Dr Martin Luther King jr would explain forgiveness in a deep and truthful way, this is from his book Strength To Love,
Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning. It is the lifting of a burden or the canceling of a debt. The words “I will forgive, but I’ll never forget what you’ve done” never explain the real nature of forgiveness. Certainly one can never forget, if that means erasing it totally from the mind. But when we forget, if that means erasing it totally from his mind. But when we forgive, we forget in the sense that evil deed is no longer a mental block impending a relationship. Likewise, we can never say, “ I will forgive you but I won’t have anything further to do with you.” Forgiveness means reconciliation, a coming together again. Without this, no man can love his enemies. The degree to which we are able to forgive determines the degree to which we are able to love.
You do more damage to yourself when you hold something against someone. You probably would say, “well that person don't deserve forgiveness!” Well I will leave you with these wise words I read not to long ago. “ God himself, does not propose to judge man until the end of the days.”
The only thing we are promised is the moment we have right now. Use it wisely
What's your purpose? I am not sure so make sure you forgive for your chance to find your purpose.
Thank you for Reading. Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!