First, it is important to understand in my brain’s option that according to Aristotle, any person who can make you angry becomes your master. From a brain function perspective on forgiveness, I believe that is because unforgiveness always involves some anger—and that anger keeps your brain and emotions thinking and feeling angry. Unforgiveness also involves resentment (which may be part of anger along with bitterness). In the words of Catherine Ponder, when you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel; forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. More tomorrow.