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Forgiveness and Your Future

September 8, 2011

In the Biblical story of Joseph we learn of his magnanimous forgiveness. Joseph had been thrown into a pit and then sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.

He spent years in prison and eventually became a ruler in Egypt under Pharaoh. Twenty years later when reunited with his brothers he harbored no resentment and told them to not be sad over what they had done to him.

He understood and explained to them that he wouldn’t be where he was without this journey imposed upon him. He had faith that all that happened was for the good. He was able to move forward to great accomplishments because that faith allowed him to let go of the anchor of anger, grudges, or resentment.

 “Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.” – Ben Hamelech V’Hanazir

“Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying a grudge the other guy is dancing.” – Buddy Hackett

“Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.” – Rebbetzin Feige Twerski

Part of the If You Are Always Looking Back, Then Your Future Will Look Like Your Past series

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