"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."
Monday, September 17, 2007
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
You teach us in Your prayer to forgive. So how can I ask you to forgive me, if I cannot forgive others? Oh, how I want to be forgiven. I need to be forgiven. God, I think about all those folks that I have resented - from my childhood on. Help me to learn to forgive those who "did me wrong" in my growing up years. Take away this resentment that eats away at me like a cancer. Show me another way to live. In releasing this anger, allow me to filled with Your love for all.
On bended knee, before Your throne, I plead,
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We are not responsible for what others do to us, but how we react to it. We forgive not because they deserve it, but because we are their prisoners as long as we insist on reliving the past. So we choose to forgive them just as Christ forgave us.