Sometimes, for me at least, the idea of forgiving someone leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
Over the years, with help from God, forgiving others isn’t the drawn-out, dreaded process it used to be. Matter of fact, I forgive fairly quickly now. Wait. Perhaps I should insert “sometimes” in that sentence as well.
One thing I do know is when I’m in a situation where I need to forgive, I find a good starting point is remembering “I’m that person too. If I haven’t done that thing they did or said, I’m guilty of doing or saying things as bad or worse.”
That reminder is the jumping-off point for extending mercy to others. Just as God extended mercy to me. And how sweet that is.