The preacher said:
Forgiveness is not a feeling.
What an amazing statement. How often we get hung up, seemingly crippled about forgiveness, thinking we cannot do it because we do not feel it!
And how liberating to realize it is not a feeling!
No, forgiveness is a command.
We must forgive, just as we must honor property rights. I don’t always FEEL LIKE allowing my neighbor to keep his lovely flowers, but I must leave them in his yard. Digging them up is stealing.
I also do not always feel like forgiving, but I must. Holding someone in unforgiveness is sin, just as theft is.
For insight on how to forgive, look here.