Let go of hate and choose to forgive

How much grace does it take to love someone who has hurt us or offended us? Well, that’s a good question. Tragedies are occurring all around us, and it’s true we are concerned, but what happens when it involves us personally and our family is harmed?

I admit that I do not always have the character of Christ when I’m being threatened or provoked to anger. Many times, my first reaction is to retaliate, because that’s a strong part of our human nature. I also agree that people need to be punished for their evil deeds and acts of violence, but we must resist the temptation to embrace resentment.

Life is filled with challenges and situations that attempt to lure us into bad attitudes, but for the

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