The Blessing of Forgiveness

Many an individual is prone to believe that if he forgives another he must relinquish something worthwhile. Perhaps he believes that he must humiliate himself or acquiesce to some degree in evil. Another may say, "I can forgive, but I cannot forget." Probably the most common belief held by an individual who has been maligned or condemned is that he is justified in holding resentment against those whom he considers responsible.

Jesus said, "Judge not, and ye shall not he judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven." Luke 6:37; And Mrs. Eddy writes in her Message to The Mother Church for 1902, "The Christian Scientist cherishes no resentment; he knows that that would harm him more than all the malice of his foes." '02., p. 19;

Timeless, Ageless Being—Now!
October 1, 1966

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