Saturday, May 27, 2006

Forgiveness, the Key to Healing

Forgiveness - The Path Towards Healing

Rohan F. Britto

"Could any one nourish anger against another and expect healing from the Lord?"
(Sirach 28:3)

"Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight."
(Sirach 27:30)
The book of Sirach tells us not to hold on to wrath and anger. An injury done to us cannot be allowed to grow into hatred and revenge, which can become an addiction, putting the person in prison in his or her own person. Which means some very good emotions are blocked as anger and wrath take over, when anger oversteps its legitimate bounds of expression? The injured person can add injury to him or herself more by developing anger and revenge, and creating a devious battle in their heart and mind.

Depending on the depth and nature of the injury forgiveness can be very hard to give. Sirach offers a motivation. Continue reading...

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