"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
We've all know this verse. We've seen it a thousand times. We get the idea. As Christians, we are to do our best to display this perfect model of love. There is one thing that stands out to me. One thing I truly struggle with.
"It keeps no record of wrongs."
Let's just be real. A thousand times I have claimed to not be a grudge holder, but I later catch myself recalling to a "wrong" to put it someone's face. To prove that I'm right. To remind a person that they have hurt me. To tell someone they owe me, because once upon a time, they wronged me.
It's a simple little thing that I believe we all do without realizing it. It seems to be especially easy for me to keep record of wrongs towards people I dislike, but also towards my significant other.
In times when I want to bring up a past event to prove myself right, I remember being right doesn't mean I'll be happy. It doesn't mean anything will get better. Most of the time, "being right" isn't the right thing to do. And I remind myself that bringing up wrongs, isn't what love does. And if there is anything I want to learn to do, it's love.