Forgiveness—the royal way

"But I want to know how to forgive!"

The young woman sat in an office, talking with a Christian Science practitioner. She had been deeply hurt by an unkind act of others and was searching desperately for a way out of the terrible feelings of resentment and bitterness.

Some of her friends had told her that it would take years for her to become happy again. She knew that carrying around a grudge was a heavy burden, that self-pity and malice would only hurt her. As a new student of Christian Science, she came to the practitioner wanting not sympathy but freedom from the hatred.

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