Pastoral Self-Care: The Road to Forgiveness
We all go through painful seasons of our lives which is often the root of our anger and unforgiveness. Neglecting the pain can make us see anger and bitterness as a protecting power that keeps us from being hurt again. Forgiving is directly connected to our emotional well-being. According to Jesus’ teachings, forgiveness is absolutely crucial. How does unforgiveness affect our identity, relationships and ministry? What are the roadblocks that keep us from forgiving? How can we move from the false protection of anger to the freedom of forgiveness without revictimizing ourselves?