Long ago, a chief named Abram and his nephew Lot lived freely on the plains.  They grew gradually. More and more quarrels existed between the two tribes.  As conflicts continued to accumulate, they eventually parted ways and demarcated the land. Lot’s people lived in the east, and Abram’s people lived in the west. Conflicts couldn’t be managed constructively, resulting in a reduction of their living area. The story helps us to derive an interesting principle. We are all living on the vast plains. Both our body and soul enjoy freedom.  Until a day we have a grudge against someone, our world (both the physical world and the spiritual space) becomes only half of the original. If we, unfortunately, have a grudge again against another, our free space becomes only a quarter of the original. As long as we have more people in our hearts, our world will only be one-eighth, one-sixteenth, or even smaller. When we are hurt by others and keep the hatred in our hearts without proper management, the pain will accumulate. The freedom of our mind is getting smaller and smaller. “Forgive” is a very difficult task, but learning to “forgive” may keep our territory large and free. “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. – Colossians 3:13.” Bitterness comes when others hurt us, and we refuse to forgive. Since we are forgiven by the Lord every day, why not experience the freedom that “forgiving others” bring us?