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May 24, 2021

Forgiveness becomes natural when I commit to its practice. In the past, I may have struggled to forgive, especially if I was caught up in thoughts about who was right and who was wrong or how something or someone should have been. I practice forgiveness to free myself from the burden of blame. I move through my life more lightly because I regularly release the heavy weight of resentment.

I want to experience the best parts of life—joy, love, peace—and forgiveness helps me do that. Like rising above thick, gray clouds to find the blue sky, forgiveness helps me take a higher view of circumstances and gives me clarity. Even if I feel sad or angry, a willingness to forgive helps me overcome those feelings and return to the peace of God.

Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone.—Mark 11:25