Forgive and Forget. We know that these two words belong together.
To forgive is just a matter of choice. To forget is often a matter of several choices, because it might be necessary to “forget” more than once.
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was confronted one day with the memory of a betrayal she had experienced years before, but she acted as if she had never heard of the incident.
A friend asked her, “Don’t you remember what that person did?”
“No,” Clara Barton said. “I distinctly remember forgetting it.”
It may be that today you need to make the intentional choice (more than once) to remember to forget an offense that has come your way … just as God has chosen to forget our own offenses.
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. (Isaiah 43:25)
Today, make it a point to remember to forget.