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Would You Rather Die Than Forgive?
by Natacha Cann on October 7th, 2014

“I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth, but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It's not something that happens overnight. It's an evolution of the heart.” That is a quote by author Sue Monk Kidd, observing how some people would rather take their pain to their grave instead of forgiving.
 
It is unbelievable that even the thought of death, a permanent state, would not change someone’s heart. You have to wonder what happens to someone in life that makes them hate or hold a grudge until the day they die. Is that hatred so important and meaningful that they just can’t let it go? For some the answer is definitely yes.
​It is a fact that some people have been hurt, used, or abused very badly and it is oftentimes human emotion to hate or resent the person who inflicted pain. But, taking hatred to your grave only proves that you were defeated twice; once when the person hurt you, and again when you didn’t forgive and let go. Furthermore, living life everyday with hatred in your heart robs you of freedom and joy in the present. Why rob yourself until the day you die? It is simply not worth it. Choose to forgive those who hurt you because no amount of pain or hatred is worth ruining your life. Forgiveness will heal your wounds so that you can stop hating wrongdoers from your past and start loving yourself and others in the present.
 
What do you think about “taking hatred to the grave?” Comment on this post and share your thoughts. 
​“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 147:3


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