Decide to Forgive
Decide to forgive
For resentment is negative.
Resentment is poisonous.
Resentment diminishes and devours the self.
Be the first to forgive,
To smile and to take the first step.
And you will see happiness bloom
On the face of your human brother or sister.
Be always the first.
Do not wait for others to forgive,
For by forgiving
You become the master of fate,
The fashioner of life,
A doer of miracles.
To forgive is the highest,
Most beautiful form of love.
In return you will receive
Untold peace and happiness.
And here is the program for achieving a truly forgiving heart: Only the brave know how to forgive. A coward never forgives. It is not in his nature.
FORGIVENESS is not something we do for OTHER PEOPLE. We do it for OURSELVES – to GET WELL and to MOVE ON.
The above article, “Decide to Forgive”, was written by the late Robert Muller, who is also the former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations. The article was retrieved from www.DearAbby.com in June 2002.
The material is most likely copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study and research purposes.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”