1 Peter 4:8
"Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins." NIV
"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." KJV
Without love, we have a tendency to judge, seek revenge, and maintain contention with one another when they offend us. There is so much hatred and conflict in this world today. The Word tells us to love one another intensely. Why? Because we tend to minimize the offenses of those we love. We let the little hurts and jabs roll of our backs and give pardon because we love. Love increases peace and harmony and decreases chaos and discord.
Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ came to earth and showed us how to love one another. Help us to put aside our resentment and grievances toward others and love our fellowmen. The world will know we are Yours if we do this. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC