Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. -Proverbs 10:12, KJV
Hatred holds a grudge.
Hatred causes problems for others.
Hatred causes division.
Hatred is taking things into your own hands.
But hatred is not the opposite of love.
The opposite of love is fear.
Fear is often the motivator for everything hatred becomes.
The best remedy comes out of love and is the definition of covering all sins:
Forgiveness does not mean forgetting the wrongs.
Forgiveness does not mean trust.
Forgiveness is saying, “I will not let fear control me.”
Forgiveness is saying, “I will not focus on what you did to me.”
Forgiveness is saying, “You are more important than that to me.”
Forgiveness is letting God take the wrong and change your heart. Maybe to change theirs.
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