To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. (Lewis B. Smedes, late theology professor)
We sometimes find it difficult to forgive someone who has offended us, or we say that we can forgive but not forget. That’s not forgiving at all. Failing to forgive is like a cancer that lingers in the body but eventually breaks out into what becomes a lingering and fatal illness. To really forgive not only frees the forgiven but, more importantly, the forgiver.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32).