"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
~Louis B. Smedes
"Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare."
On a personal note, I need to dole out a dose of forgiveness today. I've been distraced by someone else's nightmare for way too long. I love what Lance Morrow said, "Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare.":
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