Especially when contemplating a major purchase, we will leave no stone unturned to find the best deal possible. But when it comes to the high cost of unforgiveness to our faith walk with God, we often seem unable or unwilling to find a more “cost-effective” solution.
Hannah More, an English religious writer and philanthropist who lived from 1745-1833, concisely comments on the price of forgiveness: “A person will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirit.”
Consider St. Paul’s words in Ephesians 4: 31-32: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger . . . . Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”