Keys. Amazing creations. When there are security considerations, locks can significantly increase the security of your possessions. Many times, the locks require keys. There are a lot of keys. There are keys to lock and unlock doors, vehicles, mailboxes, travel luggage, and storage lock keys. Add to that skate, jail cell, or boat, and you have a lot of different keys.
I have many keys, all with no companion lock, stored in a box on my workbench. Kwikset, Ace, National Cabinet, Master, Chalet, King Cole, Sargent, and some are so old the name isn’t readable. They have been around 30—40 years and haven’t contributed to anyone’s happiness or unhappiness.
Many people have a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury locked in their hearts and can’t find a key to unlock them. Holding a grudge shows immaturity and isn’t healthy for you and will only create further resentment in your relationship. Love is the key to unlocking a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will.
God has strong thoughts about holding grudges. “Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community but love your neighbor as yourself; I am Yahweh.” (Leviticus 19:18, HCSB)
Before deciding what to do with the many keys on my workshop bench, I will use God’s love key and unlock some of my grudges. Someone said holding onto grudges is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die.