"No single thing can be withheld from a forgiving state of mind. It lightens one's burden to forgive and untangles those barbed-wire emotions that have scarred us for oh so long. Never forget that the one who opts for revenge should dig two graves; the latter for themself.
The person who cannot find it in their heart to forgive others blocks the bridge of compassion over which they must cross during the passage of this life to the next.
Though we may not be able to forget, for our own sense of wellbeing we do need to forgive the wrongs of others against us. We should never block their baptism in the river of redemption that flows over the soul of all mankind. To do this is to take away from our goodness and to make us much less a person than we were meant to be." William Forde: December 4th, 2014.