You want to forgive, but you just can’t stop brooding about the wrong that’s been done to you. The fact that the other person isn’t one bit sorry makes things even worse. Here are three easy (yes easy) steps to stop brooding and start forgiving.
I can imagine that Mary, with her motherly heart and closeness to her Son, was ever-so proud of the Apostles. I can imagine her face, beaming with joy, and her lips offering prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God. Because of the important position the Apostles had in Jesus’ life, they must have had an important position in Mary’s life as well.
It can be so very hard to forgive. But, Jesus requires us to – not just once, but repeatedly and completely. In this episode of Everyday Spirituality, I talk about the devastating effects of unforgiveness and the one essential component in the forgiveness process that we all seem to miss.
Real, lasting peace begins with the struggle to rid ourselves of sin. To reach real peace, we need Mary to guide us and Christ to strengthen us. Only then will we be truly at peace. Learn more in Episode 6 of Everyday Spirituality: “What is REAL Peace?”