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He went on to say that he had been a student whom the teacher had once embarrassed in front of the whole class and that he had carried a grudge against his teacher for all of these years. He ended by saying that he now fully and wholeheartedly forgave him.

The patient weakly thanked his visitor. Within a few hours, the teacher was showing marked improvement, and some of the tubes he was attached to were removed. Before long, he regained enough strength to sit up in his bed, and within a few days he was discharged from the hospital — and walked out on his own two feet!

The man who had had the dream updated Rav Kanievsky to the miraculous events, to which the tzaddik responded that in this day and age it is rare to witness such Divine occurrence and that the story must be publicized so that others could learn the power and importance of the act of forgiveness. Two lives were saved in this instance — the teacher’s and his student’s…

We all know that we should think before speaking and that we should carefully weigh our words. But not letting go of resentment and hard feelings does no one any good.

Thank you for sending your thoughts our way. Hopefully readers will be motivated to search their hearts and to do the right thing.

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