The greatest peace and freedom for the soul is forgiveness. When someone has offended, hurt you forgiving him or her releases you from the bondage of anger, resentment, torment and hatred. Forgiveness is for the offended, not the offender. Some people just cannot understand that. My step-grandfather sexually molested me when I was 7 years old. I forgave him. It did not happen overnight but when it did it was complete. If he were alive today I could embrace him and tell him that I love him. That forgivenes is so genuine. I cannot stress enough the importance and necessity of forgiveness. It is the catalyst of healing. I was never in denial over the hurt that molestation caused me. Forgiveness did not say that the offence was insignificant. But I am so thankful that I forgave my step-grandfather. I would not have had it any other way. Do you have a grudge? Admit the hurt—but forgive.