Carrying anger, hostility, and resentment around is like carrying a heavy object. It makes us feel tired and strained, and it becomes heavier the longer we carry it! But we have a choice. We can put it down, and practice true forgiveness and heartfelt love.
To forgive, one dictionary tells us, means "to cease to feel resentment against on account of wrong committed." Resentment and reaction stem from the "self" family—self-will, self-love, self-justification, self-righteousness, self-pity. And they bring a whirlpool of anger, confusion, frustration, "dis-ease." How important, then, to deal with unforgiveness when it appears as just a wriggling, slithering snake, rather than when it has grown into an all-consuming, fiery-tongued serpent!
The theme song of Christ Jesus' teachings is unconditional love.