“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
Are we tempted to think sometimes that God is expecting too much from us? If that thought comes, we must remember that God does not expect from us more than He does for us, or more than He will give us the strength to do. It is hard sometimes to forgive someone who has treated us in a way we didn’t like. Maybe we think then that this would be expecting too much. Let us remember then that God has forgiven us when we did not treat Him as we should have. When we asked for forgiveness, He wiped it off the record. Let us remember, too, that God will help us to forgive if we ask Him. He doesn’t expect more from us than He would do Himself or more than He will help us to do.