Yet the cost of holding on to bitterness and not forgiving is huge. Fr. Carlos Martins, CC, offers this perspective: “While refusing to forgive has appeal in terms of the power and energy that bitterness appears to offer, in the end it merely leaves us stuck in a cycle of perpetual loss and distress and holds us in permanent victimhood. Indeed, for a person to not forgive is equivalent to his drinking poison, but desiring someone else to die of it. It is completely irrational.”
I will be talking about how saints such as St. Maria Goretti, St. Jospehine Bakhita, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Pope John Paul II show us how to forgive, even when it seems impossible. The webinar is July 25th at 2 pm, but if you miss it then, you can watch it later: https://bit.ly/2RAbRVY.