If you want to travel the fast lane of spiritual maturity, forgiveness of injuries and insults tis the means. We have Christ's example from the Cross from Luke 23
- 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left.
- 34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." They divided his garments by casting lots.
Mini-Bio: North African; bishop, theologian, Doctor of the Church
**The saints rejoiced at injuries and persecutions, because in forgiving them they had something to present to God when they prayed to Him.
Humility is the earth that feeds our need to forgive. Let us be humble and recognize that pride causes us to become bitter over the real or imagined injury.