By Chaplain (Capt.) Meade Adams
2nd Bomb Wing Chapel
Grudges and resentment is like a cancer. It will do nothing to harm the person you’re holding the grudge against, but will eat away at you a little bit at a time. It will hold you hostage and ruin your present and future relationships. The remedy of course is forgiveness. Contrary to the old adage “forgive and forget”, true forgiveness is not about forgetting—it is about releasing. It is the releasing of the attachment to the identity of “one who was wronged” or the “victim”. It is the relinquishing of your desire for vengeance or payback and simply letting it go. You are not a victim, you have a choice. You are not “the wronged one”, you are more than that. You can choose to be free. Choose forgiveness today for the sake of your present and future relationships and see what a difference it will make.