Forgiveness is a pillar in Christian faith. We believe the grace of God forgives immediately, fully, and freely.
Resentment, cold shoulders, vindictiveness, bitterness, refusal of vulnerability, power plays, are all unforgiveness attempting to balance the scales with flawed weights and fallen metrics.
This is why the act of forgiveness requires faith. I need faith that I can work with God toward my own wholeness without a need to balance the hurt dealt to me. I need faith that God’s kingdom of grace and mercy operate with redeemed metrics and perfect weights for the benefit and flourishing of all creation.