When we’re trying to find it in our hearts to forgive a person or situation for hurting us, hurting our feelings, we need to remember that these challenges to our maturity and our spirituality are actually the CHRIST presenting us with opportunities to see through our pride, preconceived ideas, fears, prejudices, anger, greed, etc. We can’t grow as spiritual beings in a vacuum; we must have lessons that confront our precious, personal crap; life, (God) brings them to us. Then we can get our heads above the crushing, suffocating waters of our crazy, insatiable egos and understand that these situations are really wonderful gifts to help us grow in God.