Forgiving people is a characteristic of a child of God. Forgiving is a quality produced by God. Even as Christ forgave you – you are to forgive others that have wronged you. Forgiving is strong witness for the cause of Christ. Forgiving proves the changed heart doesn’t hold grudges anymore. Forgiveness creates a bond of perfectness with fallen man. Forgiveness and love covers a multitude of sins. Forgiveness abolishes resentment and bitterness toward fellow man. Christians automatically forgive because its their nature. That’s what Christians do.
Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.