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This is not for the benefit of the one who curses you or mistreats you, this is for you. Because if you allow the roots of the tree of resentment, hatred and mistrust to take a hold in your heart, you may never be able to completely kill it. I’m sure at some point you may be able to cut the tree down and maybe even burn out and grind up some of the stump, but once they take hold, the roots are almost always going to be there, under the surface and occasionally popping up in different places. The best way to not let the roots take hold is to never plant the tree.

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