sweetly, to the point…
Grudges and grievances.
We feel them; we welcome them; we ponder them; they grow; they make themselves in our lives.
It’s almost as if we enjoy them and the drama they bring – but ultimately they sap energy, joy, peace, and spiritual vitality.
In fact, we end up being judged in the same way we judge others (Mt 7:2).
What we think is going to protect our very self is the thing that gnaws at it.
The antidote is simple. Not easy. But simple.
Not holding someone’s wrong against them.
Considering their slights and disregard for naught; as if they were never done against us.
I forgive you.
A simple phrase. A difficult task.
But a task empowered and rewarded by God!
Prayer: Lord, I forgive others as You have forgiven me. Amen
Taken from A Daybook of Grace