In the teachings of Jesus we read many references to our need to forgive; not only occasionally, but as a way of life. Here are some familiar examples:
“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. – Matthew 18: 21-22.
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” -The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:12
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. – The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:44
There are good reasons for this: among these are our freedom from the past and reliving the past, freedom from the burden of seeing ourselves as a victim, and the freedom of expanding our future to new and wonderful possibilities.
However, many of us have found it difficult to forgive. In this lesson, Rev. Nancy Oristaglio gives 3 ways to let go and to move on with your life.