When you forgive someone, you are canceling their debt. (Mike Lee, American pastor)
Do you find it hard to forgive someone who has deeply offended you? Or, have you said, “I forgive you, but I can’t forget the offense.” That’s not really forgiving, is it? As Lee suggests, we have to treat it as a fully paid debt with no further obligation. To forgive and forget requires a lot of mercy, but it will bring a great relief and a sense of freedom.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (Colossians 3:13).