I have written many times on here about unforgiving and the effects it has on you; not just physically, but mentally and spiritually also. And it is all true. My pastor preached about this over the weekend and he made a great point, “Forgiveness is not denying the pain or forgetting the facts, it is actually no longer being a hostage to the event/person/situation” – Pastor Bryce Grieco. There are no exceptions to not forgiving! Forgiving the other person frees you to live again. It is not how the other person reacts to your forgiveness, it is how you are no longer subject or hostage to that situation. This is life changing! Do we allow the person to continually hurt us? No! Do we allow this person to continue being a part of our lives if they are not truly remorseful and change? No! Forgiveness isn’t about the other person, it is about us. I said this before and I will say it again “forgiveness isn’t required, but it is necessary”. God Loves Ya 😉