What is simpler to do: forgive someone or ask someone for forgiveness? What are you going to do to the guy who fires you out of the work you really need? Or is that cheating on you in a relationship? Or someone who bypasses you with a career promotion that you rightly deserve? Chill, or do you even get? How about to forgive that person?
Forgiveness is easier to claim than to do. It's a feeling that's impossible to conquer, let alone overcome.
The definition is simple, but it's difficult to implement. Its negative consequences are much more difficult to cope with.
Several studies have shown that, by not giving up, one can experience behavioral or psychological symptoms, such as chronic stress , depression, and paranoia.
In the positive hand, the health advantages that can be gained by pursuing forgiving include longer lifespans, freedom from exhaustion, improved sleep, willingness to let go and forgive oneself, a stronger spirit, a strong immune system, escape from vindictiveness, and healthier relationships.
We have a choice: whether to be or not to be.
“Father forgive them for they do not know what they do.” Jesus spoke these famous words while hanging on the cross for the sins He didn't commit. He gave His grace, not because we deserve it, but because we do not. He understands that this is the only way to bring order and well-being to our dark world and our dark human existence. When we think of His forgiveness as a kind of love, we are changed. We don't bear the emotional baggage that we've been wearing for so long. We are free from frustration, suffering, sadness , anxiety, and vindictiveness.
It wouldn't be prudent to load up the emotional baggage for the starting balance next year. We should have to apologize, or even make amends with someone else. Maybe someone is yourself, forgive as long as you can. Be restored.