It is certainly human nature to remember and hold against others the hurt they have caused us. Actual evil and perceived evil seem to be everywhere. We seem inclined to keep a record of wrongs against us. However, love does not keep a record of wrongs. To exhibit a Christ-like love we must abandon our own self-absorbed record-keeping and extend forgiveness to those who wrong us. I am not just talking about forgiving those we like, but even to our enemies. While Jesus was dying, He prayed “Father, forgive them.” This kind of love is not just about forgiveness, but also about honoring and remembering the good. As a matter of fact, if we worked on keeping a record of good rather than a record of evil it would be easier to forgive others and to think better of them. As I once read “be quick to forgive evil and slow to forget good.”

Bro Paul