We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere for one week, putting it beside our bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to our desk at work. The sack was cumbersome and came to feel quite heavy at times. Remembering to keep it close was a bother, too.
Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty slime. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity!
Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and it clearly is for ourselves!!
So the next time you decide you can't forgive someone, ask yourself ... isn't your bag heavy enough?
Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume II (2004).