The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.
A priest ordered his deacon to assemble ten men to chant prayers for the recovery of a sick man. When they had all come in, someone whispered into the ear of the priest, “There are some notorious thieves among those men.” “All the better,” said the priest. “When the Gates of Mercy are shut, these are the experts who will open them.
Grudge and wrath, these also are abominations in which sinful people excel. He who demands revenge will suffer the vengeance of the Lord who keeps a strict account of sins. Forgive the mistakes of your neighbour and you may ask that your sins be forgiven. If a man bears resentment against another, how can he ask for healing? If he has no compassion on others, how can he pray for forgiveness for his sins? As long as he, mere flesh, is resentful, who will obtain his pardon? Remember your end and give up hatred; keep in mind your final corruption in the grave and keep the commandments. Remember the commandments and do not bear grudges against your neighbour. Remember the covenant with the Most High and overlook the offense. (The Bible: Sirach 27:30 and 28:7).
Brothers and sisters: None of us live for himself, nor dies for himself.
If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. Either in life or in death, we belong to the Lord.
(The Bible, Rom 14:7).