“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” Catherine Ponder

I've found that this is somewhat true. One must remember, of course, that forgiveness is not always reconciliation. In fact, going back to a person and letting them walk all over you isn't helping anyone, including the person you want to forgive. Sometimes you just have to forgive someone in your heart, not let it tear your soul to bits thinking about it. I've actually gone down both paths before and it would seem that the healthier one is the path of forgiveness sans reconciliation.

I certainly don't mean to say that I think we should all just forget what's happened to us and stop being such bitches about it, which is what some people seem to think forgiveness means. What I mean to imply when I say forgiveness is that we shouldn't let our anger repeatedly victimize us.

Is this true for you? Agree, disagree, don't give a fart in high wind?

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