To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.
When we are hurt by others our natural instinct is to pull away, become angry, resentful, bitter and even vengeful.
We normally do not respond with mercy, grace, understanding and forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a choice. It is a gift that you give to yourself.
Forgiveness has little to do with the person who has hurt you. It is an act of faith out of obedience to God and is not dependent on your feelings.
The biggest road block is that we often confuse forgiveness with condoning the action or saying the wrong they committed was OK.
Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves and each other.
You do it for yourself, to set yourself free from the anger, resentment, bitterness and hurt that has held you captive.