Many years ago a man came to see me regarding his wife’s boss. The boss had demanded extra work and offered poor compensation. The husband confronted the man. The supervisor owned up to his mismanagement and made amends.
The wife was grateful, but the husband was still angry. He could not forgive the man. So he wrote a letter containing an account of the offending actions. He brought it to my office along with a box of matches. He read the letter to me. The husband asked me to pray and watch as he burned the letter. We did.
Matthew 6:14 says, “If you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Being the recipient that you are of God’s great grace, does it not make sense to give grace to others?