“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” Ephesians 4:26
Last week my husband said something that offended me. I felt judged and unloved. I was angry and hurt. Although he apologized immediately, I chose to nurse my grudge. Our relationship was broken, and I was unhappy for several days until I chose to let go of my anger and forgive.
Relationships are all about choices, the many small ones each day that add up, as the months and years go by. Those choices can enrich and nurture or they can starve and suffocate the bonds that hold us to the ones we love. A choice to forgive gave new life to my marriage, when it had died many years ago. (See my story on the book page of this blog.) A choice to forgive at bedtime makes the reconnection in my marriage possible each morning.