No one is perfect. We don’t always do the best thing or the right thing. We sometimes do and say hurtful things. But we cannot erase the past. We can only confess what happened and admit to being wrong. We can ask for forgiveness and try to act differently in the future. The best thing we can do with the failures of the past is to let them be history. Accept that they happened. Accept that it hurt and that it may still hurt. Acknowledge failure and ask for forgiveness. Love does not keep a record of wrongs, love does not keep score. We can’t erase the past but we can accept it as history. We can choose to live today free from the failures of yesterday through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the way of love. It is the choice to show mercy.