Column: Grudges hold back joy of forgiveness


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

 


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.

This story appears in the print edition of The Tribune. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

comments powered by Disqus

All content copyright ©2014 The Tribune, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.