I have learned that anger and engagement with evil no matter who is at fault results in a weight—a heavyness of the spirit. When it is released one is enabled to connect with the Spirit of God. This is the reason that the scriptures teach us forgiveness and to turn the other cheek, so that we can operate in freedom from the burden of entanglement with sin. I encourage you today to forgive and release any resentment you have harbored against anyone so that you can be free.
13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.