Holding grudges is equivalent to being the Bank. Tons of people owe you!
Does it make you feel rich with rencor, or miserable like the grinch?
This Xmas is a good time to settle accounts and start all over again. Jesus offers his Blood in payment for all the debts owed to you.
Would you accept his ransom to pay for the debts owed to you?
It’s time to let go. Those that owe you, will never be able to pay their debts. You may hold so much money in debt, but what’s the use? The only thing debt gives you, is an imaginary prison where you keep the debts of all who have hurt you. Memories of pain and suffering which have transformed into a prison within, where you keep all those souls that have hurt you. The guards are called rencor, and they guard your debtors in inner prisons within you.
Does it make you rich to have so many debtors imprison within your soul? Or does it make you a miserable warden, a banker of debt?
Would you like your soul to be a prison? Would you like to be a warden? Would you like to be the Bank and hold debt notes? Does it really make you rich to hold the debt of so many?
Wouldn’t it be wiser to accept payment for all the sins committed against you, and close the prison inside the Castle of your soul?
Jesus is willing to take their place inside your jail. He will be the only prisoner in your inner prison, but you have to let go of all those that have offended you. He’ll be the ransom paid for all those who owe you.
Do you accept Christ Jesus as the ransom for all the debts you hold against your brothers and sisters? Is his payment enough to ransom all the prisoners within the prison in your heart?
Yes, I do.
Not only do I commute the sentence, but give full pardon to all in exchange to have Jesus inside the prison of my soul. He’ll be their ransom and payment. He’ll be my prisoner forever, and I will never let him go. I rather have Jesus in the prison of my soul, than all the prisoners I’ve had.
At last, my prison will be inhabited by someone who will bring joy and satisfaction to the justice I so much desired. Every time I feel hurt, I will go down to my prison, and see him there, in the Cross, suffering inside the prison of my soul.
Alas, I found the only prisoner who was able to pay for their ransom. He has not only satisfied the ransom, but paid more abundantly than I could imagine for all the debts owed to me.
I no longer want to be a warden in charge of a jail filled with debtors that are never able to satisfy the debt they owe. I rather have only Jesus instead.
Jesus, thank you for being the only prisoner inside the dungeon of my soul. Thank you for descending into this horrendous prison inside of me, and for paying the debt owed to me by my brothers and sisters. I feel such a relief letting them go in exchange for you. Now, this prison of mine, no longer is dark and dry. Instead, your presence has brought a Christmas Spirit to that place within my soul which was always dark, with lamentation and sorrow. Now, the prison of my soul is filled with light, a very bright light.
Now I come to realize I was the prisoner, and you are my warden; a kind and loving warden, who only wanted what was best for me.
I am free within the dungeon of my soul, and I will make of this prison the place where I like to hang out. You have made this room in my soul the most beautiful room inside this castle within we call our soul. I will remain by your side, imprisoned in the Most Holy Tabernacle, because you have made yourself Poor, Humble and Servant, in order to live within me. Thank you, you are the best prisoner of my soul. I will never let you go, even though I know you must suffer dearly inside the prison of my soul.
Thank you for your payment. Thank you for your ransom. Thank you for setting me free. I do not want to be a Banker and hold so much debt. I forgive them all in exchange for you.