The Power of Forgiveness

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, knew the power of forgiveness. Once, a friend brought up a cruel deed someone had done to her. Barton claimed she did not remember the deed done. Insistent, her friend exclaimed, “Don’t you remember the wrong that was done to you?” “No,” Barton answered, “I distinctly remember forgetting that.” This story blesses my spirit. I have seen the power of forgiveness, and I have also seen the power of unforgiveness. Forgiveness enables us to walk in the peace, joy, and fullness God has for us. Unforgiveness breeds misery, bitterness, and a deadness […]