Forgiveness is a tough one, isn’t it? We may tell ourselves that we forgive this person, or that action, or those consequences—only to discover that we’re still harboring resentment. Those lasting tentacles of ill will have a way of reaching out and strangling us, sometimes as an occasional annoyance, sometimes as an all-encompassing obsession.
And that’s exactly the point: Being unforgiving hurts us. The object of our disdain may not even know what’s going on, but we sure do. And this is why forgiveness brings peace…to us.
I came across a great philosophy recently: If you cannot forgive all the wrongs someone did to you, just forgive the part you can forgive right now. One piece at a time. One peace at a time.