St. Paul says, “Bear with one another; forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you” (Col 3). At the Last Supper Jesus washed our feet when he washed the feet of his apostles. The feet can be understood as our human weaknesses; the washing, as a loving acceptance of us as brothers and sisters.
Jesus has reached out to us again and again, forgiving us very patiently, reconciling us to himself. He asks us to learn to let go of resentments, especially long-standing ones which interfere with our personal spiritual life and the peace of our households.
Resentments play a very large role in real life. People can actually go through their entire lives with monumental and unresolved resentments. Even when reconciliation may not be possible we can always let go of the attitude of bitterness which destroys our peace and the peace of our world.
Lord, in my moment of inner distress I give this resentment to you. I let go of it simply because you ask me to let go. Lead me to your peace.