For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
(1 Corinthians 13:12)
It is easier to forgive someone intellectually who has wronged us from a distance in our thoughts, prayers or even speaking the words in front of a mirror but the Lord who sees the sincerity of our hearts knows better. When someone offends us it is more valuable to use the love of God deposited inside of us to personally forgive them face to face whenever possible. One day everyone will see and know love’s very definition face to face in Christ Jesus who has forgiven all our sins.