My Answer

Q: I don’t believe in forgiving people who have hurt us. If anything, we ought to pray that God will punish them for what they’ve done. Forgiving someone who’s hurt you doesn’t do any good, in my opinion.

A: Let me ask you a question: Does refusing to forgive someone who has hurt you do any good? Absolutely not—and in fact, almost nothing has a greater potential for evil.

Look at it this way. Suppose someone hurts you, and you refuse to forgive them. What happens inside of you—in your mind and heart? The answer is simple: Anger and bitterness grow within you like a cancer, and if not checked,...