What happens when you add more fire to fire?
It burns hotter.
What happens when you put water on the fire?
The fire stops.
Do we fight hate with more hate?
The fighting increases and you and your enemies suffer more.
Do we quench hate with love?
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
Matthew 5:44 ESV
I know it is hard but pray for help to do it. Pray that one day you can do it if you cannot do it now.
When you forgive, you are released from a spiritual pickle.
What I mean is, the person who hurt you has forgotten about it and is happy but you are still upset and hurt inside.
If you forgive, the hurt disappears and your will be released. It is amazing how tangible it can be sometimes. I have forgiven before and then my physical state changes significantly i.e. the tension in my muscles vanishes and my posture straightens up.
Read the parable of the unjust manager. It is basicly saying that if Jesus forgave us for our big million pound debt, then we should forgive our enemy of their ten pound debt.
Forgiveness is so vital folks.
I am sick of all the evil in this world. I wish we could all just get on ❤