I talked to a lady the other day, a stranger, and after a bit of conversation about the economy and growing up in tough financial circumstances, she told me of how she was violently and sexually abused by her father.

Like a contagious disease, I unconsciously caught her attitude of unforgiveness just by listening to her, and the next day I began suffering, thinking of how I would perpetrate justice against her father; and also against people who had wronged me.

Unforgiveness is contagious.

Stay away from people who radiate resentment and unforgiveness.

Warn people of the intense suffering they will experience if they do not forgive.

You can catch these awful spiritual and emotional diseases and suffer intensely from them.

Curtis Smale