Then Peter came to Jesus. “Lord, if my brother keeps on hurting me, how many times should I forgive him?” he asked. “Should I forgive him seven times?”
"No, not just seven times, but forgive him seventy times seven times", Jesus said.
I should listen to God more often. This verse hit me incredibly hard. I have always been told not to hold grudges inside and to move on from the hardships people cause me. But the last few days have made following this advice difficult. I was hurt, very much so, and didn’t know if I could move past it. But I’ve realized that there is no reason why he doesn’t deserve forgiveness. He is a human being, one who makes mistakes like everyone else on this earth. He deserves forgiveness just like I do when I mess up. So I’ve decided to let it go, forgive and forget. It probably won’t change the friendship that we have lost, but it helps me move on. I know that I have no grudge for him and that if he decided to talk to me again, I would give him a second chance at our friendship. I know that by doing this, I can be sure I am doing the right thing.