… scientists are finding that unforgiveness is linked to all kinds of physical problems ranging from increased blood pressure and cardiovascular disease to hormonal changes, immune suppression, and possibly impaired neurological function and memory.
The spiritual and emotional fallout of unforgiveness can be just as damaging. The stronger our resentment and the longer we hold on to it, the less joy we’re apt to experience. Even more tragic, we may become frozen – emotionally paralyzed – at the point of our pain. On the outside we appear to live and move and even grow, but inside we’re like the needle on an old record player stuck in the deep groove of the injustice done to us. Repeating the story to anyone who’ll listen. Playing the same sad song for ourselves over and over again, year after year.”Joanna Weaver in Having a Mary Heart
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