I know what it feels like
“Unforgiveness“…a strong vice
Holding my heart in its steely grip,
Making it difficult to move forward.
Although long gone,
I would still feel the sharp pain
like it was yesterday.
But today I’m tired of the same spot,
tired of holding on.
I’m ready to let this go
No longer sure why I so tightly held on.
So, I’m here to let you know this –
I release it.
I release you.
I’m moving on.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
– Louis B. Smedes
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. Louis B. Smedes