“He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.” (1 John 2:10,11)
We trip and fall when we walk in the darkness. To walk in God is to walk in the Light. To walk in the Light is to walk in love.
Our greatest temptations come along the lines of loving each other. Every relationship will face times of testing where light or darkness will prevail. Love doesn’t fail; it is patient and kind; it is full of mercy; it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. The love of God covers a multitude of sins.
Where love is there cannot be hate, even as darkness cannot exist where there is light. If we will always walk in the love of God toward all, we will remain in the Light and there will never be an occasion for us to stumble and fall.
Especially when offenses come, maintain a walk in love. Keep the Light on.