But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Forgiveness is Divine.
Forgiveness offers us a chance to release what has been held inside us for God only knows how long. To forgive someone is to forgive ourselves. Forgiveness unburdens us of what hinders our growth and it allows us to understand why it's so important.
If God can forgive, why can't we?
As humans we choose not to forgive other people who have wronged us. We would rather wallow in our own self-pity, self-anger, & self-frustration until it digs in so deep we have no way out. We choose to stay in anger until death or until we realize forgiveness is the only way out of our own insanity. That's right... it's insane to not forgive other people who have wronged us.
Forgive those around you!
Negative emotions are not sanity. Negative emotions will nest and have babies, and cause more issues you cannot overcome unless... you forgive yourself and those around you for the hurt they caused.
You will never, ever be free unless you forgive yourself from holding onto a wrong. When we carry it with us like a badge of honor, you are telling other people how you cannot forgive, how you are unwilling to forgive, how you hold onto the opposite of love because of self-pride.
What has it gotten you?
Self hate is where it gets us. I know this all to well and when we finally see what forgiveness can do for us, we are set free!