So often people say they love each other but as soon as one gets angry out comes the list of past sins! This is not love. True godly love forgives and refuses to keep track of personal slights received. Obviously we should not allow people to continue to hurt or abuse us or others. Thats not what 1 Corinthians 13:6 is teaching. The goal is to have a spirit of reconciliation to forgive those who seek forgiveness letting the past stay in the past.
This hits home hard. God needs to be reflected in EVERY area of my life. I can't be mean and hateful and try to justify it because I was hurt or wronged. I need to love and forgive just like God loves and forgives me. That's the greatest example I have.
I am peaceful now knowing I am happy seeing the person I love happy with someone else. People can call me weak but I know how strong I am accepting the fact that I am loving someone who does not love me back. Not many can reach that level of freedom.
So very true. Why hold on to the things or people who are just going to hurt you and not love you. God wants us to be forgiving, not holding on to bitterness or anger. God said to leave the 99 to find the 1 that was lost! Not to say, oh let them go they will find their way. I dont need that hurt anymore, I am letting go.