by Darlene Badenhorst
"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well." by Lewis B. Smedes.
I came across this quote and thought how appropriate, especially since it was said many thousands of years ago by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
It was stated in a different way, but it still comes to the same meaning. When Jesus hung on the cross he said,
"Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34 KJV
It is not always easy to forgive. There may be those who have hurt us unawares: we may still be harboring that hurt,
which will only be a waste of our thoughts and energies, and many times destroy our health.
Let us make a conscious effort today to give all our hurts to the Lord, and forgive the ones who hurt us, and as the quote says,
"Feel the power to wish them well."
The result will be, "See how well you feel."