We want to be like Jesus?
A man of sorrows accustom to grief. His time in the garden of Gethsemane then onto the cross.
“Father forgive them for they no not what they do” while he is suffering before the event is over He is forgiving those causing such pain.
It’s hard. It’s hard to forgive ourselves. Forgiving others is actually become easy for me. It is actually for me not them. Why would I want to carry the pain of anger around with me caused by someone that hurt me ?
That’s something to really think about. The person that harmed you now controls your emotions? But!!!!
If you just forgive them then your emotions are in your control not theirs.
Then we have the scriptures Jesus says “I will forgive whom I will, but of you it is required to forgive everyone”
Then we come to ourselves. Why is it easier to forgive others than it is to forgive yourself?
First of course you have to be self aware. Knowing you / I am not perfect and I cause harm to others.
Then I need to stop it! Ask for forgiveness and change my habit or actions.
Realizing my life is my fault. I created all the good and bad. No one did anything to me ever. They just played out their part in my vision of my life. But I caused and created it when I decide to go and do whatever I did.
It is very freeing to not be a victim! You are in control!