“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Catherine Ponder.
I pick up the paper or turn on the TV and there are stories of road rage, a teacher punishing a 2nd standard student for not completing his homework by burning the child’s hand, a teenager in USA randomly shooting whoever comes across him in his high school for no reason whatsoever, and so on and so forth….
Why are people so aggressive these days ?
Life is full of people we don't necessarily like or get along with, but does that give us the right to physically or verbally abuse them ? Is anger that makes one lash out and hurt another ever justified ? I see people fly into a rage over such trivial and petty issues.
What really makes me sad is the inability in people to forgive. I've seen people being hostile and carrying grudges against others for years and I wonder why they can’t simply forgive and forget and move on in life instead of carrying that burden of hate and animosity in their hearts year after year.
All we need to do is respect ourselves and others around us and take responsibility of our actions and I’m sure once we do that we will be happier people and make others happy.
A person who remains bitter and angry ultimately poisons and damages his soul and only by learning how to forgive can one heal the soul and enjoy the beauty of love and life.