Column: Grudges hold back joy of forgiveness

It has been said that “forgiven people forgive.” The reason we forgive is because we have been forgiven. And when we forgive, it is as much for our own benefit as it is the person we’re forgiving.

That’s because forgiveness brings healing and freedom that is not available to those who choose to hold onto a grudge.

Forgiveness is actually aggressive, purposeful behavior. Forgiveness is not passive. Forgiveness is what breaks the chains of the past and allows us to move past the hurt.

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