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Joy of Forgiving

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Don't let anyone tell you forgiveness is easy. It's not.Christians know we should give up anger and resentment and hostility. But like leeches, we attach to dark emotions and feed on them. And feel righteous doing it! After all: we've been hurt.

Workplaces can be bruising—political and performance driven. We work the system, jockey for position, push for perks. We want recognition. But in the competition, we hurt and we get hurt. And the question is: how do we recover?

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Alan Paton says "When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive." Forgiveness is hard. But life without forgiveness is harder still—in the high calling of our daily work.

"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive , and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:37-38)

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