For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
C. S. Lewis wrote, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive. ” How could he know me so well? If someone has done me (or especially my children) wrong, my natural self would much rather harbor a grudge than forgive. But if I don’t forgive, I am only hurting myself because of the consequences of unforgiveness.
I remember calling my father once to complain that a coach was not giving my child enough playing time in a sport (just being honest here).