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Like eating glass is the refusal to forgive

Discussion in 'Spiritual Formation & Disciplines' started by Mark Dohle, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Mark Dohle

    Mark Dohle Active Member

    United States

    Like eating glass is the refusal to forgive

    I was talking to a guest a few months ago and she asked me what I thought caused the most suffering for people. Not sure the term ‘what causes the most suffering’ can be answered since we are all different in how we respond to life experiences.

    I do know that what causes a great deal of inner pain is the refusal or the inability to forgive and let go. For me it is like eating glass, which causes spiritual hemorrhaging as well as affecting the body.

    The saying “that time heals all wounds” can be true if a desire to forgive is present. In seed form at first, it is enough, though it takes time for that desire to bear fruit. Emotional wounds like any other kind of wound takes time to heal. To refuse to even desire to forgive only increases bitterness and suffering, while the one who did the harm may not even be aware of the situation at all.

    When we pray, we are in the presence of Infinite Love, if we continue to pray and deepen our connection with God this will transform us over time. For the desire to forgive opens up the floodgates of grace.--Br.MD
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  2. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

    United States
    Try eating sand. It's the same thing really.
  3. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Active Member Supporter

    Yes. We suffer far more than the person that we refuse to forgive. If we cannot forgive because the offence is too deep, there is an answer. We can have instant relief. I've proven this over and over. We are told that the Lord Jesus lives to intercede for those who come to God (Hebrews 7:25). We can ask Lord Jesus to forgive on our behalf. This He will do, and His forgiveness becomes ours.
  4. JohnAshton

    JohnAshton Active Member

    United States
    Yes, refusing to forgive is like eating glass.