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Bishop T.D. Jakes on art of giving — and receiving — forgiveness

T.D. Jakes speaks about the power of forgiveness-  a man kisses a woman on the cheek

Does forgiveness bring happiness? — Photo: Ariel Skelley/Blend Images/Getty Images

Guilt, pain and shame are emotions that can easily cause us to hold a grudge and withhold forgiveness from those who have hurt us. Though we may be justified in our anger, these grudges can spread like cancer throughout our lives, sapping our energy, undermining our relationships and preventing us from reaching our full potential.

See also: 7 ways to cultivate compassion.

The concept of forgiveness is unusual in today’s unforgiving times of litigiousness, negative media, and political campaign smears. Bishop Jakes advises that forgiveness is a gift and choice that will free us from the wrath of negativity and set us down a path of true happiness and prosperity.

You may also like: How to forgive — and why you should.

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