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Unforgiveness is a toxin. It poisons the heart and mind with bitterness, distorting one’s whole perspective on life. Anger, resentment, and sorrow begin to overshadow and overwhelm the unforgiving person–a kind of soul-pollution that enflames evil appetites and evil emotions. Such bitterness can even spread from person to person ultimately defiling many (Heb. 12:15).
Forgiveness is the only antidote. Forgiveness is a healthy, wholesome, virtuous, liberating act. Forgiveness unleashes joy. It brings peace. It washes the slate clean. It sets all the highest virtues of love in motion.
In a sense, forgiveness is Christianity at its highest level.
~John MacArthur in The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness