Forgiving is difficult for us because it pulls on your concepts of justice. We want justice, or revenge, for the offenses we have suffered. We believe that if we forgive, then there was no justice. We protest, “Why should I let them off the hook?” But the truth is they aren’t off the hook. You take them off of yours, but they’re still on God’s. He will deal with them fairly, which is something we cannot do.

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