There is so much power in forgiveness. If we carry our hurts and disappointments with us – those things that have driven us through fits of anger and depression – and relinquish ourselves to a life of unforgiveness, we have failed in our Christian journey. In forgiving we find joy, strength and most especially peace, and our hearts are enlightened with a spirit of love. Joy can then return to us once more.
Through our unforgiveness, we deny ourselves the grace to be and to do our best for others, as we strive to be as Christ to others. Don’t carry that unclean spirit – release yourself from the chains that keep you bound, separated from the love of Christ, and release the gifts that God has had planned for you all along, whatever those gifts may be.
Patty Masson resides in Houston, Texas.