The blessing of forgiveness

Mother Theresa once said,” If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.”
 Forgiveness works! It is often difficult, but it works! 
We often think of forgiveness as something that someone who has done us wrong must ask of us. There is always another way of looking at something. My thoughts on forgiveness suggest that you focus on offering forgiveness to the person who has wronged you. 
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. It is not something you do for someone else. It is not complicated. It is simple. Simply identify the situation to be forgiven and ask yourself: “Am I willing to waste my energy further on this matter?” If the answer is “No,” then that’s it! All is forgiven. 
In the Lord’s prayer, we pray “Forgive those who trespass against us” and while the other person may choose not to open their hearts, we have done our part by truly and wholly offering forgiveness from within. The rest is up to the other person and we pray that God works to restore the lost unity.

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