Thursday, February 21, 2013

Giving Up Resentment for Lent

From Father Gordon MacRae:

...I also invite you to choose someone who has hurt you in the past; perhaps someone you have not forgiven, and whose hurt is something you carry with you in the form of resentment. You don’t have to let go of this. You don’t have to decide now that you want to forgive this person. When you pray simply mention this person’s name with as little judgment as your heart can manage. By Easter, this prayer will have become a favor to your own soul, and a source of grace and freedom from resentment. You may dislike this person forever, but resentment will diminish under the power of your prayer, and you will at least begin to walk on the road toward freedom...  (continued)


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