I can be hopeful today because I have been forgiven much; as a consequence, I am able to extend that forgiveness to others. Notice that I said I am able to forgive those who hurt me – I did not say that this necessarily was easy or immediate. Sometimes, it’s a process.
I’ve learned that when I keep the channels the forgiveness open, I tend to be in better alignment with the Lord. When I hold onto things and let resentment built up in my heart and mind, then a misalignment begins to form in my relationship with God. And I don’t want that.
What about you?