An excellent post from Julie Garro about forgiveness and letting go.
We all get involved in relationships that don’t go the way we want. Inside we say that the other person is wrong; and that may be true. However, if being right causes us intense grief and frustration, isn’t it better to just let it go?
Saying that is easy, practicing it, well- that’s an art form. So how do we deal with relationships that hurt? If possible, get out of the relationship. Since we can’t always do that, we have to learn to deal with the hurtful emotions and feelings.
I’m no psychologist, but I learned what the Bible tells us. The key is to letting go is to forgive (Matthew 6:14-15). Failure to forgive only leads to more bitterness and resentment. There’s an old saying that goes: “Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Refusing to forgive, or let something go, is not healthy for…
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