Road rage. It seems like such a childish response. Until someone cuts us off or pulls in front of us or slows us down because they are texting. Then, it’s our responsibility to let him/her know of their wrongdoing. When it comes to us, it’s not road rage – it’s helping others know how to drive. It’s often no different in our relationships. When we are hurt, we feel the need to get even. Then s/he feels the need to get even with us. Pretty soon, we’re locked in a cesspool of hatred and revenge. Scripture gives us some examples of how hatred and revenge can eventually lead to death. But forgiveness, a recurring theme throughout the scriptures, is a pathway to freedom. There is a flow to forgiveness—from God, to us, to others. In the next couple of weeks, we’re going to explore the pain and destruction found in revenge and the freedom that flows out of forgiveness.