“Unforgiveness is a form of self-harm.”
Forgiveness is concerned with life and unforgiveness with death. Unforgiveness is tied to death because it is a slow-walked spiritual suicide – just what the devil wants.
Unforgiveness continues the wound from an original injustice, be it big or small, intended, or just an ignorant lie. After an attack, unforgiveness beats the offender to the next punch by attacking the wounded again, and often harder. It is self-harming control.
Forgiveness is accepting self-stewardship again under the love of God. Forgiveness is a God-given authority over oneself. God gives us each this authority, but when we do not forgive we give this authority away to Satan. Forgiveness is a detachment from the web that sin tries to trap one in. It is a knowledge of the intellect and choice of the will not to cooperate with death. It is hope in the loving power of God and anticipation of the new good that will come.
Thank you, God, for our unique lives that You have destined for good plans to glorify You who are Everything Good. We pray for the grace to forgive, even if we don’t feel like it. We pray to be freed of the desire to wound ourselves with unforgiveness. We pray for the grace to honor ourselves as children of God and to reject the lies and labels of this passing world's illusions. We as sinners ourselves kneel at the foot of the Cross and plead the protective blood of Jesus over us. Amen.
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