“When we have a thought against someone, even if that thought is justified, that thought—which won’t allow us to forgive—makes us slaves…. Because of the inability to forgive, there is no peace and no joy in our soul. This means that God will forgive us the moment we forgive. We then free and unblock those obstacles in our soul that prevent the grace of God and His presence from manifesting.”
(Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia, Lenten message noted in orthochristian.com)