Forgiveness Is For Ourselves Too

Matthew 6:12

Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Forgiveness can stop the cycle of blame, pain as well as vengeance and violence.

Forgiveness is to release, to hurl away, and to free ourselves.

The only way to break the chain or cycle of hurtfulness
is to stop and ask for forgiveness.
This allows a relationship to start over and begin anew.

The only thing harder than forgiveness is the alternative.

What a weight we have to carry spiritually
when we refuse to forgive.

Forgiveness is not just a gift to the other person;
it is for ourselves as well!

Let us give ourselves the gift of forgiveness. Is there someone we need to forgive?

Oh Father,
I pray for the power of Your Holy Spirit
to enable me to release any cycles of hurtfulness
in my life by forgiving others.