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When you hate someone

Have you ever felt disdain for someone? Hatred, even? Guilt that you should forgive an enemy, but you don't know how? Maybe this will help. Dear Lord, You know my heart, so I can't pretend I don't feel this way. I'm angry. My pride is hurt. I feel manipulated, or betrayed, or used by someone. I don't like that person at all. I don't want to say "I hate," but I wonder if it's true. Am I a person who could hate someone? No, I just don't trust him. I just can't forgive her. I just don't want to be with him. We're just not friends. These are the things I tell myself, but you know they aren't true. I hate. I withhold forgiveness. It makes me feel powerful, or at least that's what I think. It's not true. It's a trap. There's no freedom in hate and unforgiveness. Seventy times seven. That's what you said. You forgave me, so I need to forgive everyone else. No one has sinned agai