Thursday, February 4, 2010
Freedom from the Captivity of Offense
When we forgive someone who has hurt us, it is an act of freedom. We first set the person free from the negative influences of conflict between us, but we also free ourselves from remaining a victim. When we do not forgive, we carry a heavy load with us that keeps the offense alive, and allows for a continuous poison to impact to our hearts. There remains a temptation to cling to anger and offenses. There is but one road to liberation in the captivity of offenses, it is called forgiveness.