Ephesians 4:32 ESV, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
Christ forgave us, and still forgives us every time we repent, so we are commanded to forgive one another. When others offend us, it can really hurt, but God is merciful and understanding. He is our ever present help who is willing to help us to forgive our offenders. He wants us to be free from the pain we feel, so we can be free to live our lives and fulfill our purpose.
Although we are not always able to have a relationship with those we forgive for various reasons, forgiving them will help bring healing to our souls. God has wonderful plans for His children, and learning to forgive is an important part of those plans. Remembering all that God has forgiven us of is humbling, and it inspires us to show the same kindness to others.
“Forgive one another, as God in Christ forgave you”.