Why, I oughta!
But then, what will revenge accomplish?
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil 1Corinthians 13:5
When someone hurts us, we often tend to hold a grudge. I still harbor some records of wrongs, but the list of those wrongs and hurts I’ve discarded is growing rapidly. Not necessarily because I am trying to be more forgiving, but because by God’s grace I am able to forgive. In other words, I did not set out to forgive all the wrongs ever done to me, but God is constantly taking thoughts of hurt and revenge from my mind and replacing them with something much more beneficial: loving Him and others.
I tend to try and concentrate on the good things in my life, and do my best to ignore the bad things. The way I see it, if I’m busy loving God and learning all I can about Him, I really don’t have time to dwell on things others have done to hurt me in the past. In fact, unless they’re attempting to do me serious harm, I don’t have time to be concerned about current attempts to harm me.