About estranged family
Deciding to forgive someone who has harmed you is probably the hardest choice you will ever make. Seemingly, some hurts and betrayals are too horrible to forgive. Our indoctrinations tell us to avenge the person who caused us pain, to demand contrition, apology, reparations, or promise resolution for the debt he/she owes you. As Spiritual beings having a human experience, we need to connect with our purpose for being here. The soul's soul purpose for being here is to create emotional and spiritual growth. (Ephesians 4:32). The ego holding anger, resentment or seeking revenge thwarts the soul's quest for emotional and spiritual growth.
Only forgiveness releases us from a life of hatred and bitterness. "Forgiving is a journey, sometimes About estranged family a long one for you," wrote Lewis B. Smedes in Shame and Grace. "We may need some time before we get to the station of complete healing, but the nice thing is that we are being healed en route. When we genuinely forgive, we set a prisoner free and then discover the prisoner we set free was us."