"An Elephant Never Forgets" This expression likely stemmed from the fact that the elephant has the biggest brain of all land animals — and apparently, the bigger the mass, the better the memory. Elephants are able to retain a mental map of their entire home range — we're talking an area the size of Rhode Island! Elephants also travel in packs and when the group gets too big, the eldest daughter breaks off to start her own contingent, yet she never forgets her roots. One researcher witnessed a mother and daughter elephant recognizing each other after 23 years of separation. (taken from Animal Planet online)
How does this relate to our subject today? Well...let's think about this for a second. When someone mistreats you are you able to just forgive them or are tempted to NEVER FORGET it. Like the elephant, you have a memory that won't stop...you go over it and over it and share it with everyone you meet.
We are not to keep a running checklist of wrongs done to us. I heard it said once that this would be like being bit by a poisonous snake and then trying to hold on to it because you were mad that it bit you. All that will accomplish is your getting bitten again and causing lots of pain...eventually death. We are to let go of the wrongs, not grab them and hold on to them with all our might. Holding on to hurts will only cause us more pain and could be the death of relationships.
Don't let this happen to you...show love in all situations...love keeps no record of wrongs.
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