It is interesting that forgiveness is something we gratefully receive from others, often times more than something we freely give to others. But choosing not to forgive imprisons us in the past and locks out all potential for change. In fact, harboring resentment and bitterness hurts us more than anyone else. Consider this: When a person has been hurt and chooses unforgiveness; it is like drinking a poison and hoping the other person will die. Forgiveness is a journey that may be lengthy and may be costly; but it is a journey worth taking. Whatever forgiveness costs us...unforgiveness costs us far more.
J. Roland Fleck