Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Number One Beneficiary of Forgiveness

Some family feuds last so long both sides forget why they're still fighting.  They believe they own the rights to forgiveness.  They will decide if they're going to forgive, if ever.  They don't understand they are the number one beneficiary of forgiveness.  True healing cannot begin until you say, "I forgive you." 

Imagine your house was burned in a fire or was struck by a tornado or hurricane.  The insurance company is ready to hand you a check so you can rebuild.  All you have to do is sign the release form.  You won't sign.  Your pain and suffering is too large compared to the offer.  The longer you hold out, the longer you have to put your new life on hold.  That's what forgiveness is – a chance for you to rebuild your spiritual house.  It's a chance to let go of all that has been damaged so you can start over.  The fire is long gone.  The tornado or hurricane that wiped you out doesn't care if you hold a grudge against.  It disappeared in the wind.  The only one suffering is you.  Are you ready to move on?  All you have to do is say, "I forgive you."

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