SUMMIT PULSE

MOMENT WITH ALVES: KINDNESS AND FORGIVENESS

The true and noble way to kill a foe is not to kill him. You, with kindness, may so change him that he shall cease to be a foe and then he is slain.

The 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary says that to forgive is to “overlook an offense and treat the offender as not guilty.”

Forgiving our enemies is considered a Christian duty. In reality, forgiveness is something you do for yourself. Many people rightfully argue that their offender does not “deserve” to be forgiven. That is entirely beside the point. You deserve to forgive that individual.

It is impossible to go as high as you are capable of going if you are carrying the burden of hate, revenge, and bitterness. Those are heavy loads to carry, and the chances of you realizing your full potential are nonexistent with those three burdens on your back.

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