Forgiveness is not just an act of compassion for the wrongdoer. Research suggests there are positive
psychological benefits and improved health outcomes when one forgives. More importantly, throughout the
bible, we see the spiritual implications of why we should forgive and what can happen when we do not.
Jesus says we need to forgive others if we want forgiveness from God (Parable of Unforgiving Servant, Matt
18: 21-35). God’s forgiveness of our lifetime of sins (i.e. ten thousand talents) far outweighs what we need
to forgive others of (i.e. hundred denarii).