Love doesn’t require you to like everyone you meet or to overlook wrongdoing, but to give without expectation, be generous in showing compassion through selfless acts of kindness, and be ever-ready to forgive.
There is a time when anger is justified, but never a time when it’s just to forget love is patient and kind (1Cor. 13:4).
Biblical Instruction Dealing with Anger
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled”
“You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. ‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.”
1 John 2:9-11
“He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”
1 John 4:20-21
“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.”
“Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.”
“BE ANGRY, AND DO NOT SIN”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.”