“The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person, our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done to us. Triumphantly we seize upon his slightest misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own.
“Right here we need to fetch ourselves up sharply. Let’s remember that alcoholics are not the only ones bedeviled by sick emotions. In many instances we are really dealing with fellow sufferers, people whose woes we have increased.
“If we are about to ask forgiveness for ourselves, why shouldn’t we start out by forgiving them, one and all?”
Twelve and Twelve, Pg. 78
Ed M.’s Forgiveness Workshop
Melbourne, FL. Feb. 2004