Then Esau said, “Let us be on our way; I’ll accompany you.” But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir. ”
We may be untrustworthy of people we have wronged or we may be ashamed, as it can be awkward and humiliating. But, the Lord’s love reigns in the hearts of all His servants. If forgiveness is to be complete, we must accept that the Lord changes both hearts and minds over time.