And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)
Be kind and tenderhearted!
In the new covenant God has given us only one new commandment and that is to love one another as He has loved us. To be tenderhearted one must have a soft, sensitive and compassionate heart towards God and people. Our hearts are sensitive and easily hurt. If we don’t deal with hurts, offences and disappointments every time they happen, our hearts can get hardened. Therefore, continued forgiveness is important.