1 Peter 4:8
Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.
This is a verse that is understood by every healthy family in the world. Love covers sins in different way than lies and deception cover sins. It covers them because love knows that sin is not the essence of who we are but a distortion and a deformity of who we are. When we sin, God walks in backwards and covers us as Shem and Japheth covered the drunken Noah. Love covers sin gently, so as to heal it like a bandage. Hatred exposes sin violently, so as to rip the wound open and rub in the salted words: “This is who you really are!” Today, cover sin with love.