Thursday, December 10, 2009

Move On

One of my clients shared this with me today:

"Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die."

I loved it. It is so true. I believe the original quote is attributed to Debbie Ford:

"Unforgiveness is the poison you drink every day hoping that the other person will die."

Either way the quotes illustrate how unforgiveness is toxic. To one's soul, one's physical body, and all of one's relationships. Eventually the poison works its way into every part of your life, infecting as it goes. Studies have shown that unforgiveness and bitterness literally make you sick, damaging your immune system and lowering your life expectancy. For the sake of Christ, ourselves, and our loved one, may we all let go of the wrongs done against us. It's the only Christian way to live.

1 comment:

Chad said...

its crazy what bitterness can do to ones mind, and body. it often works its self in so deep. sometimes its like a festering wound, but sometimes it seems deeper. sometimes we need to examine ourselves, ask ourselves what is the root of this problem.