Thinking out loud and speaking, from experience, "IF" people would just do things God's way, the RIGHT WAY, as many scriptures instruct and tell us to do them, many offenses could be avoided all together, or at least kept at bay.
We have NO EXCUSE, not to be forgiving towards one another.
THE WORD says, "IF" we cannot forgive, neither will God forgive us.
25. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive your tresspasses.
26. But IF ye DO NOT FORGIVE, NEITHER WILL YOUR FATHER which is in Heaven forgive your tresspasses.
Luke 17: 3. Take heed to yourselves: IF thy brother tresspass against thee, rebuke him; and IF he repent, forgive him.
2 Corinthians 2:7.
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
I desire GOD'S mercy, HIS grace and HIS FORGIVENESS, therefore I choose to FORGIVE.
How about you?
A clear conscience, sure is a soft pillow!
My photo: PCB 8/2014.