Choosing not to forgive is an irresponsible choice that creates havoc within ourselves, and those around us. When we allow the hurt or pain we feel after someone mistreats us to smolder, it’s as if we’re uncertain, unreliable, and erratic—about ourselves. We don’t necessarily deserve the ugly things that happen to us, so there’s no need to ask “Why me?” and feel sorry for ourselves. In the back of The Art of Forgiveness are pertinent questions that can help you decide how burdened you might be with unforgiveness and how to overcome the unresolved anger that comes with unforgiveness.

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