STOP AND THINK – Forgiveness is the only way to stop the cycle of unfair pain turning in your memory. (Lewis Smedes, late theologian and professor)
Smedes has suggested the one successful way to handle wrongs done against us. Anger is not the answer. As Smedes says, “Revenge never evens the score, for alienated people never keep score of wrongs by the same mathematics.” Learning to forgive may be difficult for us, but it may save a relationship, and it will certainly give us peace of mind.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13)