1 Peter 4:8 says, “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’ ”. Love does not discuss sin. Love does not gossip about a brother who has vices; love does not draw attention to sin. This is the problem we all have. Love is so far from many of us. We say we love but we don’t practise love. You need to forgive because you need to be forgiven. The reason forgiveness is so important is that relationship does not involve two perfect people. There is no such thing as a perfect person.
God has written us into an unprecedented, revolutionary story of reconciliation in which hostilities are destroyed and enemies become friends, parents play with their children and place their arms around them – a generation of vipers shall become a seed of saints.