Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. (Coretta Scott King, American author)

Many would argue that Mrs. King had every right to be moved by hatred. It was the hatred of racial and political opponents that took the life of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. She learned, as have others, that holding onto contempt never resolves the conflict. To avoid the pain of hatred, show the power of God’s love and forgive the offender.

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12)