To the Editor:

Everybody that hates people should remember that in the Lord’s prayer it forgives us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Also, there are a couple of other spots in the Bible where it says you must forgive your enemies so that you may be forgiven.

It’s a relief not to hold grudges and forgive those who have offended you. Oh, I used to hate my ex-wife. She did a lot of things to me including burning down my house and telling me a lie that my son Matt had been killed in a motorcycle accident.

However, I was like a cancer eating myself up from within. I said to myself that I forgave her and it was like a great weight was lifted off of me. I realized then that God had forgiven me, too. I was released from the waves of contrary confusion.

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I find that hatred is something that is contrary to the soul. Since I quit hating, I found peace. And peace is what it is all about.

“Vengeance is mine” says the Lord. Let the Lord have vengeance and quit thinking about wicked ways to get even. Because, you will be storm tossed in the hatred of suppressed vengeance. Jesus Christ is the judge and it is his decision what will happen to His foes and to His friends.

I am not friends with my enemies, but I have forgiven them and I leave vengeance to God.

Frank Larry Hayne

Alexandria