It hurts when we are let down, especially by those closest to us. It’s easy to want to hold onto the hurt and anger, but God calls us to forgive because He has forgiven us.
Treating our neighbour as we would like to be treated can be hard because we always want justice for our pain, but God says that forgiveness and mercy are so much more powerful than being right. God forgave us all through Christ and wants us to do the same by His strength. When we forgive we show that we belong to Him and know Him.