The Consequence of not Forgiving

“A rattlesnake, if cornered, will sometimes become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is – a biting of oneself. We think that we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves. “

Eli E. Stanley

Questions:

  1. Are you hurting yourself by not forgiving someone who has caused you pain?
  2. Why is forgiveness so difficult?

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