We find it very important not only in healing of a situation or to the other party involved, but for the health of ourselves. Holding onto unforgiveness makes individuals bitter, resentful, and angry and then can turn into chronic sickness if it goes on long term. Carrying unforgiveness is like carrying a huge weight around on our shoulders. When we forgive even from a distance with boundaries in our hearts then we are set free and feel lighter.
At the end of the day, week, month, year, 5 years, 10 years…that is if we live that long. Is it really worth hanging onto? Its knowing how to live with grace. Giving individuals grace like Jesus did, because after all none of us are perfect and we all fall short.
“If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you.” Matthew 6:14
“Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who has done you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you.” Colossians 3:13