Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies — Nelson Mandela


We all have our favorite Mandella quotes, I have several. I chose the one above because it is wisdom for us all, and personally I found it a perfect response when I’m asked if I’m bitter or resent what happened a long time ago.

One doesn’t have to be in prison or be tortured to feel resentment or bitterness. It is an emotion that crops up often, but as Mandella warns we must not let it inside. We must leave it at the door. The antidote for resentment is love, God’s love, a love your enemies type of love, that takes a strong will and God’s help. It may seem difficult or impossible, but as with all things with God’s help all things are possible.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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