Exit 103. Worth the risk.

Short and sweet this week…

Forgiveness really is a beautiful thing.  I’m not always good at it.  It’s not easy for me to let go of things.  I’ve been hurt a lot, and when I am hurt, it is natural to want justice, if not vengeance.  But, not only is this un-Christlike, it also tends to escalate into a never-ending cycle of hatred and negativity.

Forgiveness is also difficult because it leaves me vulnerable, especially when the individual I need to forgive is someone whom it is difficult to avoid crossing paths with on a regular basis.  I don’t want to open myself up to an opportunity to be hurt again by the same individual’s actions or words.

But no matter what, I know that forgiveness is still preferable to holding grudges.  Restoring friendship, with all the risks involved, is worth the risk.

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