Love "thinks no evil" (1 Cor. 13:5, NKJV). We need to guard our thoughts because they have the power to produce good or evil in our lives. Each of us has both the mind of the flesh and the mind of the spirit, as Romans 8:6 tells us, but we are to choose the mind of the Spirit, which will produce life and peace.
Love is good and expects the best of every person. How is it possible to expect the best from people who have disappointed us time after time? Love forgets the past and deals with each issue in a fresh way. Oh, how glorious it wold be to be totally guileless. Just imagine the inner peace in the person who never has an evil thought. You may think, "This sounds great in theory, but is it really possible?" I do not know if I will ever attain this perfection, but I am determined to press on toward the goal. Lovely thinking defeats strife!
H/T: Conflict Free Living by Joyce Meyer