Want to Eradicate Evil? Forgive Someone

The fact is that when we forgive someone we not only release them from the burden of our anger and its possible consequences; we release ourselves from the burden of whatever it was they had done to us, and from the crippled emotional state in which we shall go on living if we don't forgive them and instead cling to our anger and bitterness. Forgiveness, then...is a central part of deliverance from evil."

N.T. Wright, Evil and The Justice of God (Downers Grove, Ill: IVP, 2006), 135.

Have you ever thought about how much evil stems from unforgiveness? Have you ever thought about how much evil could be eliminated if people actually forgave one another? May it start with us. Do you need to forgive someone? Do it today. And if you find it difficult, reflect on the utter absurdity of God's grace towards you (cf. Matthew 18:21-35).