Last week, I sent an email about counting our blessings. Thereafter, I received a reply from someone. I could not tell you her name (as I have not asked for her permission). However, I could paraphrase what she said: “…not only counting blessings but also remembering blessings — it is a great gift.”
It made me think. Does counting my blessings, not remembering my blessings?
After a couple of minutes, I then knew what she meant. Remembering my blessings is having them with me all day long whether I am sad or happy, productive or not, alone or with many.
Remembering is indeed a great gift. Many could not remember the beauty they once had experienced in life simply because of a grudge.
If last week was about remembering our blessings, This week is about forgetting our grudges to others.
Free yourself from grudges. It is worse than having a debt.
Please join me for 5 minutes in prayer.
Father in Heaven,
You have been the father to many who have come before me. You are Holy, the only true God. You have loved me from the very beginning.
Bless me and keep me away from anger. Let me not hold grudges against others. And give me the grace to forgive people, situations, and even the grace to forgive myself.
Father, it is only by Your grace that I may truly forgive. In the name of Jesus, bless me and give me the grace to forgive. Amen.
- Avoid getting angry. Smile more.
- Don’t hold grudges. Learn to forget.
- Forgive. Give yourself a chance to be free.