Does that mean... forgive everyone except that one person that offended you?... or perhaps... forgive that person for everything they have done... umm... except for.... well you know... that one thing that he did... now that's too difficult.
You know maybe it's... forgive them... once they have changed... when they have moved on... I will forgive them for now... but they still haven't changed... so I won't REALLY forgive them... only kind of.
NO!!! "Being unforgiving will kill you!!... literally..."
“Forgiving is a gift you give yourself.”
Forgiveness may be defined as 'the choice to no longer allow the memory of abuse to abuse.'
We cannot get angry at those that have offended us.
- Anger is a choice... choose to turn it OFF...
- VENTING doesn't work... to bring up those harsh feelings only ''breeds'' more anger.
- SUPPRESSING anger doesn't work either... it just builds up and explodes!!...
- We must PROCESS IT!... think it through
Our Primary Emotions are:
- Lowered Self-Esteem
- Hurt Feelings
This is what we are actually feeling when we 'get angry'... this is at the root of our emotional state.
Anger is a SECONDARY emotion
"Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." - Psalms 119:165
Emotions are choices we make... choose not to be angry... choose to Forgive.
Do not re-open wounds that have already been healed by our Savior.
"School Thy Feelings" - Thomas S. Monson