2011-03-07

Forgiveness

We do not need to be forgiven to forgive, and if we do not forgive, we are not forgiven, for if we hate, we receive and give hateful spirits.

Hating the hateful = 2 hateful.
Tolerating the hateful = 1 hateful.
Forgiving the repentant = 0 hateful.

Here are some additional reasons to forgive:
• Remembering that we forgave someone for what we become guilty of doing receives forgiveness.
• Remembering that we did not forgive someone for what we become guilty of doing receives condemnation.
• Condemnations kill joy, which can also unleash retaliation. (Blessed are they who can endure sadness.)
• Because the fear of condemnation and punishment might stifle our contributions or silence our confessions, we do not progress or learn.

Beware: self-righteousness can disguise condemnations and punishments as justice, and uniting with this premeditated unforgiveness can lead to major injustice and a lifetime of hate.

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