Reflection – Forgiveness

When we forgive we free ourselves of the burden of bitterness,
and we free the other person of the burden of guilt.
But our forgiveness must come from the heart,
which means it must be true, sincere, and warm.
A cold forgiveness is not much use.
Forgiveness should start now.
Putting it off only deepens the wound prolongs bitterness, and postpones happiness.
Life is short, time is fleeting.
Today is the day to forgive.
Lord, deliver us from the poison of bitterness,
and give us the grave to forgive from the heart
those who have offended us.
Then we will know the warmth of your forgiveness.

Excerpt from the Resurrection Weekly Bulletin 🙂