Love does not keep a record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5, HCSB).
Sometimes I think my skin is a little too thin. My heart gets hurt a little to easily. My feelings seem so fragile. Sometimes these hurts are intentional, many other times, they are not. They are slights, overlooks, forgotten dates and times, extended family conflicts.
The choice is then up to me. Do I take all of these experiences personally, shove the people that hurt me out of my life, and hold onto griviences with all I am?
Or do I forgive.
"As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us (Psalm 103:12 HCSB).
If God has removed all of my transgressions, how can I not forgive those around me? Memories can be so painful.
My heart is still hurting today. But I chose to forgive. I chose to love. I chose to look for the good in each sittuation. I chose not to dwell. I chose to live.