True forgiveness is complete and total. (Louis Zamperini, military veteran)
How often have you heard someone say, “I’ve forgiven . . . but I can’t forget”? It may be really difficult to forgive someone who has offended you deeply and, perhaps, even publicly. Many of us have been guilty of holding grudges against a friend who has hurt us, even thought we have tried to maintain that friendship. We must prayerfully ask God to help us follow his example.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others (Colossians 34:13).