Love doesn’t keep a rap sheet

It [Love] is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. I Cor. 13:5b

Sometimes our reaction to being hurt is to add that offense to a mental rap sheet that we are keeping on the offending party. While these rap sheets are especially handy during arguments, they have a tendency to promote bitterness in relationships. The forgiveness and reconciliation Jesus offers includes a shredded rap sheet and the opportunity to heal relationships with others by letting us use His shredder on all those rap sheets we’ve been keeping against other people.

Lord, help me to let it go.