It engulfs your every waking minute, consumes your thoughts, and even has the ability to control all you do – a destructive root that is watered and tended for by a heart we have let become hard. We think we can handle it, until eventually it destroys all that we hold dear. We wake up one day and wonder how we got where we are, because where we were seems all but a distant memory.
Unforgiveness becomes our self made justice, paying us what we feel due. We think we are punishing the ones that have hurt us, but quickly come to realize it is in fact us we have locked away. I have learned that while forgiving someone sometimes feels like the impossible thing to do, it’s the only sure way to be set free from the pain you feel. No one ever said loving someone would be easy, but it’s love that can erode the strongest of chains. Remember we all make mistakes, and ultimately the choice is ours on whether to love or to forgive.
However it’s the grace we choose to bestow to others that might be the same grace we one day will need to receive.