Seek no revenge and bear no grudge against your fellow countrymen.—Lev 19:18

Reflection. A spirit of forgiveness is the first step toward joy.

“Prophetic religion through the ages has stressed the need for forgiveness and tolerance . . . psychology now supplements this insight by teaching us that we can achieve inner health only through forgiveness—the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.” —Joshua Liebman

Prayer. Dear Lord, I have forgiven others their faults, but I have a hard time forgiving myself for my own. Give me the spirit of forgiveness, for myself as well as others.