Morals of The Clone Wars 2.22: Lethal Trackdown

Moral: “Revenge is a confession of pain.”

I often feel sad for those people I hear say that they couldn’t forgive someone. I understand (or can at least imagine) the pain involved if someone murdered or raped a family member, or even if someone violated my home and property. I can understand wanting revenge in those painful situations. But revenge only harbors and builds the pain. God calls us to forgive others because He has forgiven us. In fact, He says He can’t forgive us if we don’t extend forgiveness to others.

Revenge hardly makes us feel better. Often it just builds upon our pain and adds to it. We don’t feel better.

Forgiveness is one of those things that doesn’t make sense to do. Yet it makes complete sense to do.We forgive not just for the other person, but for ourselves. Forgiving releases the bitterness of vengeance that continuously grows.


~ by Dave on June 3, 2011.

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