We often overlook wrongs done to us because no one is perfect. Generally speaking, wrongs should be pointed out and corrected. This is essential for trusting relationships to be forged. But we also use discretion by overlooking the imperfections in others because we know they overlook them in us. This is not about tolerating sin since you grant this grace, as it were, with the understanding that people are trying to grow and do better. If you come to a different understanding that there is no trying, then you have to start addressing things more directly. Accordingly, consider these verses:

A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.” Pro. 19:11

Do not pay attention to every word that is spoken, or you may hear your servant cursing you.” Eccl 7:21

Wise leaders and loving brethren are willing to overlook the slights and shortcomings of others.

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