Comment: Forgiveness!

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Great post Chris. You really make some excellent points. I've have learned over the years that forgiveness is one of the most important things in life. That's probably because it's been so hard for me to learn!

As reedr3v said "That doesn't mean we cannot be angry. We have good reason to be." And that doesn't mean I have the whole "forgiveness thing" figured out and mastered. Far from it. But I have finally learned something that helps me a lot.

When there are people or situations that make me angry, frustrated, etc. I know it's hurting ME and not THEM. They don't care that they have ruined our country and destroyed our freedoms. My getting upset with them (which I do on a regular basis) doesn't affect them at all. THEY DON'T CARE.

I CANNOT forgive what our evil so-called "leaders" have done to our country. But I must remember what scripture tells us: to pray for our enemies, etc.

This is what I do:

I pray something like this: That they will be blessed with THE LAW OF THE HARVEST. That what they do will be returned unto them one hundred fold. (Call it Karma; as you sow, so shall you reap, etc.)

Then I can leave it in God's hands and not carry the burden of anger around with me, which will only make me miserable and eventually sick.

It may take some practice, but it's very effective. We still have to fight the good fight, but it's all about having an attitude rather like chopping weeds or killing snakes; it's nasty work and something that has to be done, but not with hatred in our hearts.

So all you young folks get out there and get them snakes!