“Pardon one another so that later on you will not remember the injury. The recollection of an injury is in itself a wrong. It adds to our anger, nurtures our sin and hates what is good. It is a rusty arrow and poison for the soul. It puts all virtue to flight.”
St. Francis de Paola
What great insight into the consequences of harboring resentment about a wrong committed against us! In what way does recollecting an injury add to anger, nurture sin, hate the good, and become a rusty arrow and poison for the soul? Why does it put virtue to flight?